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03 February 2015

How to enter the Awards

A single entry form in the format of a self-administered audit questionnaire has been designed by the researchers at Cranfield School of Management. It has been developed to help companies view their manufacturing operations in relation to international standards and initiate improvement plans in order to achieve world class manufacturing standards. Its completion provides all that's needed both to enter the awards and to qualify to receive a sector benchmark report for the entering plant.

Eligibility for Entry

Entries for the awards should be from a manufacturing plant located in the UK. A "plant" is defined as a self-contained unit with its own management staff, which may be identified either by separate facilities, by separate product types, or by a separate management structure. It is recognised that more than one plant may occupy a single physical location, and that the plants may share certain facilities.

Completing the Audit Questionnaire

The audit questionnaire has been designed by Cranfield's researchers to be relatively straightforward to complete. In order to ensure comparability across different plant types, definitions have been supplied where it has been considered necessary. Please read each section of the questionnaire fully before completing it.

The majority of questions relate to your manufacturing plant's operations. However a few ask about your parent company and its operations.

Please complete the questionnaire exactly as set out without amalgamating answer or entering ranges into answer boxes. Failure to complete the questionnaire fully may prevent you from being short-listed.

Request an entry form

To obtain your copy of the audit questionnaire contact:

Maggie Bridge, Awards Co-ordinator

Cranfield School of Management


MK43 0AL


Tel: 01234 754498

Fax: 01234 752691

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