Daktronics Receives Manufacturing Leadership Award For Operational Excellence

Robotic overhead rail system implementation project awarded

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 20, 2017 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has been recognized as a Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its outstanding achievement in Operational Excellence through the implementation of a robotic overhead rail system. The award will be presented at the 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala in June 2017. 

"It's an honor to be recognized for our work in improving our production processes," said Daktronics Vice President of Manufacturing Matt Kurtenbach. "We constantly strive for overall process improvement in every facet of our manufacturing and to receive an award is a testament to our dedication and diligence in our efforts."

The Daktronics awarded project moves the build of LED video display assembly from a system of carts for moving and assembling display sections to a robotic overhead rail system which streamlines productivity and on-time delivery, but also improves quality and safety in the manufacturing process. The implementation of the process spans a 5-year timeframe beginning in 2013 with the final phase to be finished by the end of this year.

A full list of winners, including companies such as The Boeing Company, Johnson & Johnson and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is available on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards website at http://www.mlawards.gilcommunity.com.

About Manufacturing Leadership Awards

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards, now in their 13th year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes. There will be several winners in each category, including one High Achiever's Award in each category, as well as a 2017 Manufacturer of the Year for both small and large enterprises. Also unveiled at the Gala will be the ML Awards Manufacturing Leader of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

The theme for the 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit is "Manufacturing 4.0 in Action." The event enables senior-level executives in all aspects of manufacturing an opportunity to network with and learn from the best minds in the industry

For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards or the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, please go to www.mlsummit.com