ACI Awards 2018
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.
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.