Awards and gala event honor manufacturers leading their companies and industries into the Manufacturing 4.0 era

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council announces that the deadline for submitting nominations for its Manufacturing Leadership Awards has been extended to Monday, January 15, 2018. Now in their 14th year, the ML Awards honor visionary businesses and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing.

For more information on the ML Awards or to access the nomination form, please visit:

“The Manufacturing Leadership Awards is extending the deadline to make sure all manufacturers and individual leaders that are transforming their industries have the chance to receive recognition as ML Awards winners,” said Manufacturing Leadership Council Founder, Global Vice President and Editorial Director David R. Brousell. “Winning an ML Award is the best way for manufacturers to prove to customers, suppliers and partners that they are leaders in the ongoing transition to the Manufacturing 4.0 era.”

Nominations will be evaluated and scored by a distinguished panel of judges. Judges look for projects and individual achievements that have helped manufacturers set themselves apart from competitors and have delivered clear, compelling value and return on investment.

Awards will be presented in the following 10 project categories:

  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Talent Management Leadership
  • Engineering and Production Technology Leadership
  • Enterprise Integration and Technology Leadership
  • Smart Products and Services Leadership
  • Collaborative Innovation Leadership
  • Operational Excellence Leadership
  • Industrial Internet of Things Leadership
  • Data and Analytics Leadership

In addition, outstanding individuals will be presented with Visionary Leadership Awards.

Recipients will be honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 11 to 13, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif. Themed “Accelerating the Transformation to Manufacturing,” the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Summit is the place manufacturing executives can network with and learn from the world’s foremost manufacturing experts and leaders.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council:

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, part of Frost & Sullivan, offers an integrated portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services for industrial executives worldwide. MLC’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations and the industry at large. MLC’s portfolio consists of the Manufacturing Leadership Community website, an online global business network; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit conference; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards program; and the Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, visit us at:

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