ACI Awards 2018

Auto components India - - COVER STORY -

Auto Com­po­nents In­dia, the pre­ferred print medium of the In­dian auto com­po­nents in­dus­try, is glad to an­nounce the sec­ond edi­tion of Auto Com­po­nents In­dia Awards (ACI Awards 2018). The pi­o­neer­ing ef­fort of the most widely read Auto Com­po­nents In­dia magazine to iden­tify and award the bea­con bear­ers of the $30bil­lion In­dian auto com­po­nents in­dus­try last year was a great suc­cess. While we thank all those par­tic­i­pants for their co-op­er­a­tion and sup­port we re­quest all the in­dus­try play­ers to send in nom­i­na­tions. The awards are to sup­port, mo­ti­vate and complement the valiant en­deav­ours of the In­dian auto com­po­nents in­dus­try to be among the best in the world. Ac­count­ing for seven per cent of In­dia’s Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct (GDP) and em­ploy­ing over 19 mil­lion peo­ple, the In­dian auto com­po­nents in­dus­try has taken great strides and achieved a strong foothold in the do­mes­tic as well as the in­ter­na­tional mar­kets. The abil­ity of the in­dus­try to in­no­vate and ex­cel, keeping pace with the lat­est tech­nolo­gies and prac­tices, has made it the sourc­ing des­ti­na­tion of the global OEMs. The In­dian auto com­po­nents in­dus­try is set to be­come the third largest in the world by 2025. The ACI Awards will recog­nise the achieve­ments of the In­dian auto com­po­nents in­dus­try un­der the fol­low­ing 8 cat­e­gories :- Com­po­nent Maker Of The Year. Tech­nol­ogy Ex­cel­lence. Qual­ity Ex­cel­lence. Shopfloor And Man­u­fac­tur­ing Ex­cel­lence. Friend Of The En­vi­ron­ment. Com­po­nent Of The Year. Global Foot­print. MSME Of The Year. The jury, com­pris­ing in­de­pen­dent ex­perts, in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal to the Auto Com­po­nents In­dia magazine will eval­u­ate the nom­i­na­tions and iden­tify the win­ners. Win­ners will be an­nounced in the Fe­bru­ary 2018 is­sue of Auto Com­po­nents In­dia. In­dian auto com­po­nent man­u­fac­tur­ers are in­vited to send their nom­i­na­tions by duly fill­ing up the ac­com­pa­ny­ing form. The form can be scanned and mailed to the e-mail ad­dress given be­low the form. The nom­i­na­tion form is also avail­able on the Auto Com­po­nents In­dia web­site: www. au­to­com­po­nentsin­dia.com.

Method­ol­ogy:

The eval­u­a­tion process con­sists of the fol­low­ing steps. 1. Au­tho­rised of­fi­cer of the man­u­fac­turer will duly fill the ‘Nom­i­na­tion/ Ap­pli­ca­tion Form’ 2. The of­fi­cer will build an ef­fec­tive winning case for the cat­e­gory he or she deems most ap­pro­pri­ate. For the 500-word note, he or she, find­ing the space on the form in­suf­fi­cient, can use the re­spec­tive com­pany let­ter­head (duly signed) along with the form. The same will have to be sub­mit­ted to Auto Com­po­nents In­dia. 3. Auto Com­po­nents In­dia will study the in­for­ma­tion re­ceived. 4. Auto Com­po­nents In­dia will as­sess each en­try to un­der­stand the mer­its of the winning case put forth. If need be, the Auto Com­po­nents In­dia team may carry out an in­de­pen­dent as­sess­ment to en­sure that full jus­tice is done to a de­serv­ing en­try. 5. The jury will choose the win­ner from the cases/en­tries/nom­i­na­tions re­ceived for the re­spec­tive cat­e­gory. The jury will eval­u­ate cases/ en­tries/nom­i­na­tions in each of the eight cat­e­gories, one by one.

Model of ex­cel­lence

The merit of the cases/en­tries/nom­i­na­tions will be eval­u­ated by the ex­cel­lence model tool. It is a non-pre­scrip­tive frame­work that would recog­nise the ap­proach to­wards ex­cel­lence; to­wards the ap­pli­cants’ sound­ness of ap­proach; the rigour with which the ap­proach was de­ployed, and if sys­tem­atic as­sess­ment and re­view were in­te­gral to the process. The merit of the cases/en­tries/nom­i­na­tions will be also eval­u­ated in terms of busi­ness ex­cel­lence. It would look at the many ap­proaches to sus­tain­able ex­cel­lence. The en­deav­our would thus be to as­cer­tain how the ap­pli­cant or­gan­i­sa­tion fares in ar­eas that like, Re­sult ori­en­ta­tion. Cus­tomer fo­cus. Man­age­ment by pro­cesses and facts. Peo­ple de­vel­op­ment and in­volve­ment. Con­tin­u­ous learn­ing, in­no­va­tion and im­prove­ment. Lead­er­ship and pur­pose. Part­ner­ship de­vel­op­ment. So­ci­etal re­spon­si­bil­ity.

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