There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. You may enter in more than one category. Subunits of larger (parent) organizations may also apply for the Award if they are sufficient in their own right to be examined in all assessment categories. They must be discrete business entities that are readily distinguishable from other parts of the parent organization.
Each entry incurs an entry fee of HK$12,000/US$1,500 which includes a table (10 persons) at the ISSC Annual Dinner in Jan 2019. The entry is required to pay at the Final Submission. No need to pay at the first entry. The shortlisted applicant invited to the Presentation Workshop incurs a promotion fee of HK$80,000 which includes the promotion in newspaper, printing of promotion booklet, on site promotion and award fee.
Application and Write-submission of entries closes on 16 Jan 2019.
Preliminary Screening – Notification of Screening Result on 27 Mar 2019
Deadline for Final Submission – 5 Sep 2019
Presentation Workshop – 14 Nov 2019 – Each shortlisted applicant will give a 15 minutes presentation plus a 30 minute question and answer session before the Board of Examiners
Secondary Screening – Notification of Screening Result - 12 Dec 2019
Site Visit – On site verification by BSI will be done by early Feb 2020 for selected winning teams
Final judge award – 15May 2020
Quality Award Dinner will be in Jan 2020
Applicants from all fields of industries and businesses, whose principal activities are in Hong Kong, are eligible to apply for the Award.
Subunit of Business Entities
Subunits of larger (parent) organizations may also apply for the Award if they are sufficient in their own right to be examined in all assessment categories. They must be discrete business entities that are readily distinguishable from other parts of the parent organization.
Conditions of Site Visit
Although an applicant may have facilities outside Hong Kong, in the event of a Site Visit, the applicant should ensure, where possible, that the appropriate people and materials are available for examination in Hong Kong to document the operational practices associated with all major business functions of the applicant. The ISSC reserves the right to deny visits to sites that are outside the Hong Kong region.
In the event that an applicant wins the Award, it must be able to share information at experience sharing seminars and/or in the form of a publication . The information shared is determined by the Award recipient.
All applicants have to submit an Initial Submission on their process improvement project by application of Lean and/or Six Sigma methodologies. A shortlist of applicants will be drawn based on the Initial Submission.
Assessment of Final Submission
Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit a Final Submission, in 50 pages or less, for detailed assessment.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to give a 15 minutes presentation on their submission plus a 30 minutes Question and Answer Session before the Board of Examiners during a Presentation Workshop. Details of the arrangements will be provided by the Award Secretariat prior to the Presentation Workshop.
Based on the Final Submission, a shortlist of applicants will be drawn to participate in the site visit. BSI will conduct an on-site verification of the submission to the shortlisted applicants. During these Site Visits, the examiners will interview employees and review pertinent records and data. The objective is to verify the information provided in the Final Submission and to answer questions raised during the board's review.
The choice of dates will be decided by the BSI. All shortlisted applicants have to prepare themselves to be available on the specified dates. In the event of a Site Visit, the applicant must provide the necessary transportation and other logistical arrangements to enable the smooth conduct of the Site Visit
Facts about British Standards Instituion (BSI)
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