Manufacturing Pivot Award

You’re thinking about entering the Manufacturing Pivot Award? Excellent!

Nominations are open for consideration of the Manufacturing Pivot Award at the annual Hunter Manufacturing Awards.

Registration takes 5 minutes. Applications are open until 30th August 2020. If you have been unable to meet the deadline, please contact HMA to make an alternate arrangement.

Note – Applicants may find that their application into the Manufacturing Pivot Award category may also be a ‘fit’ for another category, such as:

Please read the following definition before completing your application form to ensure you are submitting in the correct category.

Definitions & Guidelines

To assist you with this application the judges have provided some guidelines.

When providing your answers, the “For Example” / guidelines we have suggested for each question are not intended to be exhaustive. They are designed as examples and prompts to help you understand the judges’ requirements. It is important that where you state that you have evidence in support of the specific question you are answering, you need to provide that evidence – usually, a generic brochure or company overview is not sufficient.

HMA is interested in seeing initiatives that have been identified, driven, and resolved within our region (Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast).

Focus of the Category

This category recognises businesses that have made a significant change to their business model, a ‘pivot’, that has resulted in improved results relative to the status quo outcome.  This pivot could have been into radically different products or services, different markets or new channels to market.  The driver could have been considered strategic planning, declining financial performance, or recent global events e.g. COVID-19.   There should be a clear link between the driver of change and the process used to execute the change and the attributes demonstrated.  For example pivots driven by considered strategic planning might highlight extensive analysis, testing and risk assessment, whereas pivots in response to COVID-19 might highlight speed, agility and collaboration.  These key features of the pivot that make it worthy of recognition should be highlighted in the submission.

Note – Applicants may find that their application into the Manufacturing Pivot Award category may also be a ‘fit’ for another category, such as Manufacturer of the Year etc.

By adapting the information to fit the criteria of other categories you give yourself the opportunity for your product, process, etc. to be profiled in more than one sector.

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Example Information Required

Each of the listed criteria must be addressed and where possible, evidence provided

Photographs, drawings, etc, may be included as an attachment to this application form and should be labelled clearly for the judges. E.g. Question 3 – evidence provided

Please address the following criteria and restrict the content of each criteria response to 200 words or less. For example; Question 1 can only have a maximum of 200 words.

Maximum File Size

The entry form allows a maximum file size of 20MB to be uploaded. If you are having issues with the size of your example files, please contact Carol McEwan on info@hma.org.au or call 0438 242 899 to make an alternate arrangement to send your file(s).

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Judging Criteria & Values

Below is a breakdown of each question, the criteria judges will be looking for and the value of each question.

Judging Criteria Value

Provide a brief summary of the Pivot undertaken in the manufacturing business towards either new markets, products or services?

5 / 60

Evaluate the Pivot’s success / timing / size / impact relative to the existing business, e.g. the pivot represented X % of sales revenue, we moved from project definition to first sale in X weeks or use other metrics to establish the magnitude, success and speed of the change.

20 / 60

Briefly describe the thinking that led to the decision to make this pivot. (e.g. was this part of an existing strategy that was accelerated, a logical extension of existing capabilities or a radical step to respond to a crisis etc.

10 / 60

Briefly describe some of the aspects (technology, people capability, supply chain, market knowledge, collaboration etc) that were considered as part of the decision process or resolved during implementation? (What were some of the critical decisions or issues that were resolved?)

15 / 60

Will the Pivot be a permanent shift in the activities of the business and what new insights were generated or capabilities developed as part of the Pivot that will lead to lasting change in the business?

10 / 60

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Please Register first before completing your application form. Registration takes 5 minutes and close 30th August 2020.

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