International Shingo Conference /April 24, 2017

 Summary: All topics discussed by eminent speakers at the International Shingo Conference will relate to lean processes, strategies for sustainable improvement, leadership and implementation. The event begins at 8 am on April 24 and runs through April 28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Atlanta, Georgia — The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has set April 24-28, 2017 as the dates for the International Shingo Conference. The purpose of this conference is for attendees to hear leaders in manufacturing, healthcare, services and other industries speak about their experiences with the principles, behaviors and systems that enable organizations to achieve excellence.

Along with site tours of local companies, conference presentations will include topics such as what the real work of management ought to be, how to leverage the Shingo Model™, how to use culture to drive the behaviors you want, and other similar topics. Some of the prominent speakers at the conference include:

  • Amir Ghannad from Campbell North America
  • Nigel Blenkinsop from Jaguar Land Rover
  • Kenneth Snyder from the Shingo Institute
  • Jim Lancaster from Lantech.com
  • Don Tracy from DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee
  • and other prominent lean leaders

Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the conference by visiting http://shingo.org/events/international.

During the conference awards gala, there will be various Shingo awards presented to recipients, including:

  • Boston Scientific Cork of Cork, Ireland
  • Meda Rottapharm Ltd. – a Mylan company of Dublin, Ireland

In addition to presentations by groundbreaking leaders, the agenda of the International Shingo Conference includes several opportunities for attendees to connect with like-minded professionals in a highly relevant and social atmosphere. The conference is designed for attendees to be able to develop new contacts and beneficial relationships. They’ll also be able to infuse their organizations with the Shingo Model™ to help transform their cultures to make continuous improvement a sustainable reality.

Past attendees of the conference have reported various benefits from attending. To maximize these benefits, the Shingo Institute recommends that organizations send three or more leaders and/or managers to the event. Experience has shown that this maximizes the likelihood that the principles learned at the conference will be incorporated in the culture, behavior and systems of the organization.

Attendance at this year’s International Shingo Conference will be limited to 600 attendees.

About the Shingo Institute

The Shingo Institute is home of the Shingo Prize, an award that recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that fosters continuous improvement. Part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer and Toyota advisor, Shigeo Shingo. Dr. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world’s thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Production System.

Drawing from Dr. Shingo’s teachings and years of experience working with organizations worldwide, the Shingo Institute developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for its several educational offerings, including workshops, study tours and conferences. Workshops are available in multiple languages through the Institute’s licensed affiliates. For more information on workshops, affiliates, or to register to attend the International Shingo Conference, please visit www.shingo.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dominic Bria

Shingo Institute

Phone: 435-797-0771

Email: dominic.bria@usu.edu

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