By Lisa Doctrow
Lexmark brought home more awards than expected from the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards gala.
Several Lexmarkers attended the June 8 gala in Carlsbad, Calif., expecting to accept three awards based on the list that was announced earlier this year.
However, the Manufacturing Leadership Council reserved some award announcements for the gala. Twelve recipients of the ML High Achiever Awards were surprised with awards — Lexmark among them.
The High Achiever Awards are presented to the ML Award-winning projects that received the most votes from the judges in each of the 12 project categories.
Lexmark received High Achiever Awards in two categories:
- Enterprise Technology Leadership (for Lexmark’s Enterprise Social Networking project — moving the company to the Jive social collaboration platform, which Lexmark named “Innovate”). “Winning the top award in this category further confirms our leadership in collaboration and communication through our Innovate platform,” said Innovate administrator Dennis Pearce, enterprise knowledge architect. “We are continually working to improve our collaboration across the enterprise and are seeing business areas looking for more ways to collaborate and share knowledge on Innovate.”
- Sustainability Leadership (for Lexmark’s TonerPave project). “Congratulations to all involved for these great achievements,” said Tonya Jackson, vice president, Global Supply Chain Operations. “Our GSCO team continues to innovate by developing and improving processes that benefit our customers and grow our business.”
Lexmark’s other ML Award this year was in the Customer Value Leadership category (for the Customer Setup Workflow project), bringing the total to five ML awards for the company in 2016.