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INTRODUCTION

The International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA) is administered by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO). APQO is a nonprofit Organization that serves as an umbrella group that brings together all of the leading quality professional societies from countries that border on the Pacific Ocean or are considered Asian / Pacific nations. The governing body of APQO includes representatives from Australia , China , India , Indonesia , Iran , Korea , Malaysia , Mexico , New Zealand , Pakistan , Philippines , Singapore , Sri Lanka , Thailand , United States , and Vietnam . The award is sponsored by a foundation established by APQO called “The Walter L. Hurd Foundation”. Management direction for the award is provided by the International Asia Pacific Quality Award Executive Committee.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met in order for an organization to apply for the 2007 IAPQA.

  • The Candidates for the award must already have won their National Quality Award within the last 3 years. (2005 – 2006 – 2007)
  • The National Quality Award Organization/s must recommend Candidates for the IAPQA- International Asia Pacific Quality Award.
  • The National Quality Award Organization or the Candidate must include in its evaluations a site visit report that verifies that the IAPQA application documents reflect the organization’s actual operations.
  • Application must be in Baldrige Award Criteria format to the Item level with a maximum number of 50 pages including the National Feedback Report.
AWARD CATEGORIES
    • Small manufacturing organizations (e.g., organizations with less than 250 employees)
    • Small service organizations (e.g., organizations with less than 250 employees)
    • Educational organizations
    • Health care organizations
    • Large manufacturing organizations
    • Large service organizations
    • Not for profit organizations including government organizations
World Class Maximum points over world class minimum.
Best of Class Given to the organization having the second best points over world class minimum.
Quest for Excellence Given to the organization over world class minimum.

Application:

  1. Click here to download the application form.
  2. Click here to apply online.
  3. Click here on how to pay for application fee.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Trained Malcolm Baldrige Award Examiners, using the criteria set by the MBNQA to examiner organizations in the United States, are utilized to evaluate the candidates. Point scores are given in each of the following seven elements: 

Leadership 120 points
Strategic Planning 85 points
Customer and Market Focus 85 points
Measurement, Analysis and
Knowledge Management
90 points
Human Resource Focus 85 points
Process Management 85 points
Business Results 450 points
Total Maximum Points 1000 points

Applicants may submit their application form along with the feedback report addressing all Criteria Items according to the MBA requirements as indicated in the web: www.quality.nist.gov/PCF_files/2007_Award_Application_Forms.pdf
Also the feedback report of the Award organization must be enclosed.

AWARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

 IAPQA/APQO Chairman:

Dr. Charles A. AUBREY II

 Former IAPQA Chairman
Eng. Jose Fco. GONZALES-PRADO
 APQO President

Mr. Shan RUPRAI

 APQO Advisor
James HARRINGTON
 

 Dato A. Aziz MAT
 Institute of Quality Malaysia

 

 Dr. Milflora GATCHALIAN
 Republic of the Philippines

   Dr. Gilberto CONCEPCION
 Dominican Republlic

AWARD SCHEDULE

  • Submission of recommended Candidates for the award from the National Quality Award Organizations – now until March 30, 2007
  • Submission of applications directly by Candidates or by the National Quality Award Organizations to the IAPQA Award Administrator – April 30, 2007.
  • Notification of award to winners – July 31, 2007
  • Award presentations in Shanghai , China on October 18, 19, and 20, 2007, at the 13 th APQO Conference

NOTE : Application reports will be destroyed after the evaluation and the presentation of the awards.

FOR MORE INFORMATION  

Dr. Charles A. Aubrey II, V.P.
Chairman, IAPQA
Anderson Packaging
4545 Assembly Drive
Rockford, IL 61109, U.S.A.
Telephone No. 1-815 397 5377
Email Add:
Website : apqo.org

A Partial List of countries that are considered part of the Asia Pacific Region.

Australia
Bangladesh
Burma
Canada
Chile
China *
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Fiji
Guatemala
Honduras
India *
Indonesia *
Iran
Israel
Japan
Malaysia *
Mexico *
Mauritius Island
Nepal
New Guinea
New Zealand
Nicaragua
North Korea
Pakistan
Panama
Peru
Philippines *
Russia
Singapore *
South Korea
Sri Lanka *
Thailand *
United Arab Emirates
USA
Vietnam *

* PAST WINNERS


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