The Shainin Medal



The Shainin medal recognizes innovation. It is awarded for the development of unique creative approaches applied to the improvement of quality or reliability. The Shainin medal nominating committee wants to generate more quality nominations for its consideration. 

This article provides some background on Dorian Shainin and the medal named in his honor. It describes the elements of innovation that the committee evaluates in assessing each nomination. Finally, it provides two examples from previous Shainin medalists. The first is a statistical innovation that helped ensure the performance of sophisticated radios. The second innovation improved business process problem solving and optimization.

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