It was in the year 2005 that the concept of Lean and Six Sigma Excellence Awards, now known as CEA (Corporate Excellence Awards) was envisioned by SCMHRD. The purpose was to acknowledge, encourage and honour the adoption of Lean and Six Sigma methodology in the industry. From a humble beginning with 37 companies in the first year at Pune, the 2010 edition of the event saw the entry of the concept of regional rounds at Pune, Bangalore and Delhi to cater to the increasing demand and participation. The year 2011 onwards, the event has been receiving more than 100 entries and global participation as well.
The Corporate Excellence Awards offers a platform to the corporates to showcase their projects that involve improving performance and efficiency. As Businesses around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore we expanded our 'Scope' this time around to award excellence in various other domains apart from Lean Six Sigma. The participants will be exposed to a myriad of projects from various domains, which can help the individual and the company going forward. Keeping up with the times, this year the event will be held online.