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SEA - Supplier Excellence Alliance


Award Categories

SEA Stephen E. Barton Leadership & Culture Award

  • Describes how the company organizes and accomplishes its strategic planning
  • Describes how senior leaders communicate and reinforce company direction
  • Describes how senior leaders review organizational performance
  • Describes how senior leaders select improvement priorities and review improvement initiatives

SEA Workforce Development Award

  • Describes how job skills training and certification is accomplished
  • Describes how processes are linked to key priorities for improvement
  • Describes how cross-training is accomplished
  • Describes how internal trainers are maintained and expanded

SEA Operational Excellence Award

  • Describes how company sets and reviews priorities for Kaizen events
  • Describes how company ensures effective deployment of 6S Visual Workplace strategies for workplace organization
  • Describes how company continually reduces changeover and setup times
  • Describes how company focuses on improving material management in support of lean and flow manufacturing objectives

SEA Performance Award: Most Improved

  • Describes how company demonstrates improvement in the following metrics over the past 12-month period:
  • Inventory Turns
  • Revenue per Employee
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Defects Per Million Opportunities

SEA Supply Chain Innovation Award

  • Describes how company integrates its supply chain into its planning and improvement processes
  • Describes how a joint supplier team values streams its current state based on real data for delivery, quality, and cost
  • Describes the action plan developed and deployed for break-through strategies and goals
  • Describes how company collaborates with other suppliers to ensure success of their respective customers

SEA Customer of the Year Award

  • Describes how company builds and values relationships
  • Describes how company builds partnerships and alliances with suppliers to form a competitive advantage
  • Describes how company measures its supplier relationships to ensure supplier retention
  • Describes how company receives formal and informal feedback from suppliers

SEA Richard Hall Award for Leadership Excellence

  • The individual recipient of this prestigious award is presented to the person who demonstrates some or all of the following characteristics:
    • Inspires and motivates
    • Communicates commitment through word and action
    • Demonstrates high ethical standards
    • Demonstrates effective company and industry leadership

Nomination Form Award Categories Award Process Award Descriptions Frequently Asked Questions In Honor of Stephen E. Barton In Honor of Richard Hall