a. The formal name of the innovation
2. Executive Summary:
a. Brief summary of the innovation, its essence, and significance. (Maximum 200-250 words)
3. Date Launched:
a. Approximate date for the first appearance of the innovation
4. First Customer:
a. Who is the first OEM customer for the innovation?� Identify the initial vehicle program, SOP, estimated annual volumes, and forecasted market penetration of the innovation.
5. Finalist Site Visit:
a. If the application is selected as a Finalist, where the judging team will go to interact with the innovators and get an in-depth view of the innovation
a. The address(es) of any Web page(s) dedicated to the innovation
7. Business Unit Responsible for the Innovation
a. Identifier (e.g. Division name) & Address
8. Contact Information
a. Mail, email, & telephone contact information for the application coordinator
1. Innovation Narrative - Problem, Scope, Solution
a. Expand on the Executive Summary supplied in Part 1 to develop a more complete narrative on the innovation.
� What problems (opportunities/business environment) created the need for the innovative solution?
1. Examples include: New customer requirements, new material/manufacturing capability, regulatory compliance, competitor threat, etc.
2. Use data to explain the scope of the issue
b. Supplemental Questions for Information Technology entries
� Beyond Automation: How does this innovation go beyond implementing current industry best practices in software?
� Beyond Discipline: The typical IT project derives significant benefits from implementing process disciplines along with the effects of new technologies; What are the unique benefits that are attributable to this IT innovation?
� IT Footprint: How widely deployed is the innovation?
2. Customer Acceptance:
a. Identify the OEMs and vehicle programs that have committed to the Innovation.
� Indicate OEM, Program, Commitment Status, SOP, Volumes, and Penetration (Take-up Rate/Market Share)
3. Competitive Impact:
a. How does the innovation change the basis of competition?
� What makes this innovation a Game Changer
� Describe the competitive response
4. Performance Measures:
a. What were the critical measures / benchmarks / targets for this innovation and how did it perform against them?
� Using data, identify the significant quality, cost, (incl. CAPEX, OPEX, Unit Price, Op Margin, etc.) delivery, customer experience, environmental, cycle time, or other advantages of the innovation.
5. Innovation Challenges:
a. What were the significant obstacles in developing the innovation and bringing it to market?
� Describe the product, process, customer, materials and/or methods barriers that were overcome
� Briefly discuss the option(s) considered and the advantages of the chosen solution
a. Indicate any external entities, if any, who contributed critical elements to the creation/development of the innovation.
� Major contributors (≥ ~40-50%) of critical innovation elements
7. Patents and Awards:
a. Describe significant proprietary elements that provide competitive �barriers to entry� and include noteworthy recognition received by the innovation
� List patents, pending or issued for this innovation
� List internal or external awards and dates received
8. Other (Optional):
a. Are there other elements about the innovation that were not covered in the prior questions.
9. Collaboration (Optional):
a. Does this innovation provide an example of extreme collaboration?
10. Environmental (Optional):
a. Does this innovation have a noteworthy environmental dimension?
1. Contact information on two OEM customer references along with an explanation as to the significance of their participation
1. An on-line bill-of-materials for supplemental items including samples, CD/DVDs, printed brochures, etc.
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