Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5240.6
Industrial Maintenance Innovation Award Submission
The following paragraphs describe what to include in the Industrial Innovation Award Submission.
Name. Enter the submitter's full name and title.
Unit. Enter the name of the command, including city and state.
Email. Enter the submitter's simple email address in the following format
"firstname.lastname@example.org". You can find your email address by going to Outlook and finding
your name on the Global Address List, double clicking on your name, single clicking on the "Email
Addresses" tab and looking for the SMTP address that ends "uscg.mil".
Phone. Enter submitter's work or unit phone number, including area code and extension.
Innovation Title. Enter a brief descriptive title.
o Enter brief description of the problem your innovation (individual/team or process improvement)
attempted to solve and include any amplifying background information. Keep it short; 50 words
is a good mark. You have an opportunity to attach supporting documentation later in the form.
Primary Classification. Identify Category:
o Process Improvement
o Individual/ Team
o Uniqueness. Provide a brief summary that addresses one of the following in 100 words
or less (note applicable enclosures):
Updated Innovation. Has this innovation been tried before and was it successful at
that time? If so, what elements were changed to make it successful?
New Innovation. What practical models, methods, tools, or principles of systems
thinking were paramount to developing this new innovation?
o Systems Thinking. Provide a brief summary that addresses one of the following in 100
words or less (note applicable enclosures):
What perspective was used to seek the underlying systemic interrelationships which
may be responsible for the patterns of behaviors/events in which systems operate.
What barriers to improvement and process optimization were reduced or eliminated?
Is the innovation applicable to local, district, area, or CG-wide maintenance issues.
o Influence. Provide a brief summary that addresses one of the following in 100 words or
less (note applicable enclosures):
Time Saved. Give an estimate of how many labor or machine set-up hours the
innovation saves per day. For example: The new process saves 15 minutes every
time someone has to fill out the "XYZ" form. This form is filled out an average of 4
times per day. Therefore the total savings is 1 labor-hour a day.