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Nov 13 2015

Nokia's got quality talent - 2015 award winners

This blog is by Deepti Arora, Vice President Networks Quality at Nokia. Twitter: @nokianetworks

Symbol of best-in-class quality: the coveted Nokia blue crystal awards trophy.

We’ve had many reasons to celebrate at Nokia lately. One occasion that is especially close to my heart is the Nokia Quality Awards™. Held on 27 October, this prestigious annual event drives, rewards and institutionalizes continuous improvement in our company and beyond.

Altogether, 200 teams competed in the 2015 Nokia Quality Awards, which translates to more than 2,000 Nokia employees focusing on improving quality in their area. Following a rigorous multi-month assessment, the top 12 teams emerged as quality improvement superstars. Representatives from the 12 teams travelled to Nokia headquarters in Espoo, Finland to present their quality success stories to an audience of Nokia senior leaders.

They certainly left no room for doubt: Nokia’s got quality talent!

The 2015 Nokia Quality Awards winners!

While all 12 entries raised the bar on quality to deliver significant business results, the judges had the difficult job of selecting one winner in each of the four categories – three Nokia performance categories and one supplier category. I’d like to recognize the finalists of the last category, our suppliers Amphenol North America, Flex Poland, and Radiall China. They presented brilliant quality projects. Thank you to all three for being part of this special Nokia event – and thanks as well to the 9 Nokia teams competing in the other categories!

Nokia sees continuous quality improvement as a contributor and enabler of business performance. It drives innovation and enhances customer value, revenue and market share. This is why quality remains a top business priority, our leadership takes personal ownership of it and our growing ranks of quality experts bring Kaizen, Lean and Lean Six Sigma to life. Quality is at the heart of Nokia’s brand promise.

The winner of the Supplier Excellence category, Dominique Pellizzari, Radiall, China, with the official awards sponsors, Nokia President and CEO, Rajeev Suri, and VP, Networks Quality, Deepti Arora.

Please share your thoughts on this topic by replying below – or join the Twitter discussion with @nokianetworks using #NetworksPerform #innovation #nokiaquality.

About Deepti Arora

Deepti is Chief Quality Officer and Executive Vice President, Nokia Quality with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Nokia Networks, she was responsible for Global Quality at Motorola’s Wireless Networks and has held various roles in quality, business operations, engineering, sales, and general management.

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