The Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity recognises Hong Kong companies or organisations that have attained a competitive advantage through well-planned and well-executed productivity programmes. Award winners have to demonstrate outstanding productivity improvement on a continual basis. The award criteria are not meant to be prescriptive. They are to be used to evaluate entrants' achievements in matching efforts in value creation and resources optimisation with continual improvement.
Award winners will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony to be held in December 2019. Winners will receive substantial coverage in the news and business media publicising their achievements. All winners are entitled to display the official logo of the Awards Scheme. Each year the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Grand Award is presented to one company or organisation only. The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is empowered to present the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Award and Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Certiﬁcate of Merit to deserving companies or organisations.
The Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity primarily aims to encourage and give recognition to Hong Kong companies or organisations that have attained high-value productivity on a continual basis. It also aims to promote new strategies and prevailing practices in various aspects of operational performance, such as deployment of automation and data technologies, smart manufacturing, digital transformation, data analytics, development of smart talents, etc., which are driving forces for companies or organisations to stay competitive in the new economy.
Categories of the awards
Three categories of award will be presented this year:
- Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Grand Award
- Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Award
- Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Certiﬁcate of Merit
The most outstanding entrant highly ranked in implementing productivity improvement programme(s) will be considered for the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Grand Award while the other companies may be considered for the Smart Productivity Award and the Smart Productivity Certiﬁcate of Merit.
A panel of judges will decide on the winners of the above awards. The panel may recommend fewer awards to be presented if the panel considers it appropriate.
This annual smart productivity award programme is open to all companies and organisations, including subsidiaries or divisions within a company or organisation in Hong Kong, that function as a business entity. The company or organisation must have a clear definition of organisation as reflected in its organisation charts, administration manuals and annual reports.
Entrants may include companies or organisations that provide manufacturing or service-related services which are registered with the Business Registration Office of the Inland Revenue Department for one year or above, and have demonstrated improvement in productivity. For manufacturing organisations, the location of activity is not necessarily confined within Hong Kong. However, at least one or more of the critical manufacturing-related processes such as design, research and development, tooling, quality control, product development, marketing, etc., must be carried out in Hong Kong to support the overall in-house manufacturing operations. For organisations in the service sector, the major operations have to be in Hong Kong.
The Organiser of the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity has the final decision on the eligibility of applicants.
Assessment of applicants
The assessment of entrants involves a three-stage process - preliminary review, detailed assessment, and ﬁnal judging.
In the preliminary review stage, submissions from all entrants are screened.
In the second stage, shortlisted entrants will be invited to conduct a presentation to the assessment team. An on-site assessment may be arranged if the assessment team thinks fit. Guest assessors may be invited to give their professional insight in this stage. The results of the assessment will be presented to the panel of judges for final review.
The third stage is the final decision regarding award recipients made by the panel of judges based on the recommendations of the second stage assessment. Finalists will be invited to conduct a presentation to the panel of judges. There may be an on-site assessment if necessary.
Management Strategy (15%)
How does the senior management initiate the productivity improvement programmes to deal with today’s VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) business environment, and support the running of the programmes on a continuous basis?
Planning and Execution (30%)
How do the management and operation teams plan, implement, review, and measure the productivity improvement programmes and respond to the changing business environment during the implementation stage? How do they select and adopt the latest technologies and innovative practices to increase the expected improvement results during the planning and implementation stage?
Measurable Achievements (25%)
What are the measurable productivity achievements with the implementation of the productivity improvement programmes?
Competitiveness Enhancement (20%)
How do the productivity improvement programmes create value, culture, changes and resources optimisation in the company or organisation for enhancing its overall market competitiveness?
Impact to the Industry (10%)
How do the productivity improvement programmes set an example to other industry stakeholders or even transform the industry practices in realizing productivity enhancement as a whole?
In two weeks after submission of the application form, applicant should submit a summary report (template will be provided) of two productivity improvement programmes executed in the past three years. The report should demonstrate how the programmes meet the above five judging criteria.
For details awards information, please read the entry brochure.
Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Grand Award
Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Award
Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Smart Productivity Certificate of Merit
2018 Awards Presentation Ceremony
Hong Kong Productivity Council (Mr. Simon Kung)
Tel: (852) 2788 5306
Fax: (852) 3187 4563
HKAI Website: www.hkindustryaward.org
Address: HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong