We’ve lined up two great manufacturing sites for our latest OpEx in action one-day workshops.
Leyland Trucks, one of Europe’s most advanced truck assembly facilities, and Arla Foods’ newest hi-tech creamery near Leeds will be throwing their doors open to delegates and sharing the secrets of their success.
This workshop will also combine three extensive Gemba walks which will be assessed against the principles of the Shingo Model – Culture, Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Alignment.
Operational excellence experts from across Europe will be gathering at the European Shingo Conference for Process Improvement in Brussels in October.
The two-day event will feature a world class line up of leaders in manufacturing, healthcare, services and many other industries reveal how they have achieved a culture of excellence through principles, behaviours and systems.
Key speaker sessions will include visual workplace management, becoming an improvement leader, and how Honeywell established a sustainable operational excellence culture.
To be awarded the prestigious Shingo Prize at the very first attempt is a fantastic achievement.
Ray Howcroft, Lean Enterprise manager at Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, is still basking in the sheer delight of lifting the most coveted prize in lean – with some help from The Manufacturing Institute.
Ball’s Naro Fominsk site just outside Moscow makes Ends for Beverage Can production and was highly praised for creating an employee culture which should be an “inspiration” to other companies.
By Manufacturing Institute Principal Consultant Peter Sussex
“As more and more people are hearing about the Shingo model, I often get asked to outline the principles on which it is based.
As I’ve talked with clients about Shingo and taught Discover courses, I’ve found that although knowledge of the model varies at the start, people become enthused through the learning process.
You can see their thoughts and ideas developing like those old photographs which started with a blank piece of paper before the image appeared.
The Manufacturing Institute has signed another 3 year deal with the Shingo Institute to deliver courses across the UK and around the world.
The Manchester-based independent charity was the first European partner for the Shingo Institute in 2008 and has since helped more organisations achieve Shingo recognition than any other Shingo affiliate.
These include the first two sites recognised in Europe; Ultraframe and BAE systems, and the first 3 full Shingo Prize Winners in Europe, Abbott Vascular, Depuy Synthes and Newsprinters Eurocentral.
Described as ‘the Nobel Prize of manufacturing’ the Shingo model is based on a set of guiding principles which start with ‘lead with humility.’