Made in Missouri Leadership Awards
The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) developed the Made in Missouri Leadership Awards (MMLAs) to honor manufacturing companies and individual leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. The MMLA program recognizes Missouri manufacturers as leaders in all segments of manufacturing.
Innovative companies and individuals in the manufacturing industry from around the state were showcased at the Made in Missouri Leadership Awards & Appreciation Event held September 28 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.
The MMLA program is for any manufacturer with a facility and conducting business in the state of Missouri and individuals with experience leading manufacturing projects, programs and initiatives. Applications must be submitted and/or approved by the manufacturing company applying for the award. Applicants may be contacted by MAM leadership for validation. Projects/Programs must be “live” at the time of application.
Nominations will be judged in categories including:
Leadership & Strategy
Promoting, Preserving & Advancing Manufacturing.
There is no limit to the number of applications a manufacturer may submit for the MMLA program. Each application must be for a different project or individual achievement. The achievements for which individual leaders are nominated should be separate and distinct from projects that are being nominated in other MMLA categories.
The MMLA program recognizes manufacturing projects, manufacturers and individuals that have demonstrated achievement across a wide variety of domains including sustainability, operational excellence, innovation, supply chain management, and others that are shaping the future of manufacturing. Projects and individual achievements will have enabled manufacturers to set themselves apart from their competitors and will have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment and other tangible results. Award criteria consists of concepts common to all awards and additional factors unique or specific to a given award category.
Each application will be reviewed and scored by an expert panel of judges, comprising of senior representatives from the manufacturing industry and MAM Allied Network Partners whose experience and knowledge will provide highly-valued feedback and reflection for the program committee. The applicant(s) receiving the highest scores in each category will be designated as MMLA recipients or winners. Applicants must meet all judging criteria and collaboratively score a minimum average of 70% in order to receive a MMLA in any category.
Companies with current or former representatives serving on the MMLA panel of judges may submit applications for MMLA. The judge associated with the applicant company will not score his/her company’s submission and a compensatory scoring process, or average, will be used to account for judge count.
All information provided on the MMLA application form is considered private and confidential and will only be used by MAM leadership and the MMLA judges for the purpose of award evaluation. MAM may reference the information in preparing project summaries, program descriptions or profiles of MMLA winners, but inclusion of any information that may be considered confidential or proprietary will be subject to the approval of the winning manufacturers and individuals. MMLA judges are required to complete a confidentiality agreement with MAM.
Answer each question on the MMLA application form as it pertains to the award criteria. To give the judges a full understanding of your project and application, provide as much detail as possible, particularly pertaining to the project achievement, strategic objectives, industry background, and details such as competitive impact, ROI, business impact of the project and other measurable benefits. Missing information requested or questions left unanswered on the application form may negatively affect judging results.
Select one MMLA award category for each application. You may submit multiple applications, but each application must describe how the project/program fits that award category. An abbreviated version of your project description/overview may be used in MAM communications should your application be selected and you become a MMLA recipient. Consider a very broad audience and construct the description in non-technical terminology.