Driving the Enterprise to Sustainable Excellence: A Shingo Process Overview
Organizations launch “Lean” or “continuous improvement” initiatives with the goal of attaining exciting new results. In our experience, most of these efforts succeed in showing improvements at first, but then yield diminishing returns over time.
Why do these initiatives fall short? Leaders quickly find that Lean tools such as Six Sigma, jidoka, SMED, 5S, JIT, quality circles, etc. are not independently capable of effecting lasting change. There is a fundamental factor missing: the organization’s culture.
This interactive workshop does not replace the Shingo Worshop series, which is critical for successful Shingo implementation. Rather, it gives you a "big picture" overview of how the Shingo thought process works, how the Shingo Prize works, and the Shingo Workshops and how they fit together. It teaches you the value of the Shingo methodology.
This workshop will provide you with valuable insight into the renowned and tested Shingo Principles. It will show you the keys to creating a sustainable culture of continuous improvement in your organization.
Drawn from Dr. Gerhard Plenert’s new book, Driving the Enterprise to Sustainable Excellence: A Shingo Process Overview, the workshop will teach you the fundamentals of the Shingo ModelTM and its guiding principles. You’ll learn about the entire Shingo process and how to prepare your company for a Shingo transformation.
Virtual Workshop Information
Wed, February 24, 8:00AM – 5:00 PM [MDT]
Thu, February 25, 8:00AM - 5:00PM [MDT]
Dr. Gerhard Plenert, Author, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Former Director of Executive Education for the Shingo Institute
Registration Fee: $750/person
Years ago, the Shingo Institute set out on an extended study to determine the difference between short-lived successes and sustainable results. Over time, the Institute noticed a common theme: the difference between successful and unsuccessful effort is centered on the ability of an organization to ingrain into its culture timeless and universal principles rather than rely on the superficial implementation of tools and programs.
These findings are confirmed time and again by nearly three decades of assessing organizational culture and performance as part of the Shingo Prize process. Since 1988, Shingo examiners have witnessed first-hand how quickly tool-based organizations decline in their ability to sustain results. On the other hand, organizations that anchor their improvement initiatives to principles experience significantly different results. This is because principles help people understand the “why” behind the “how” and the “what.”
To best illustrate these findings, the Shingo Institute developed the Shingo Model™, the accompanying Shingo Guiding Principles, and the Three Insights of Enterprise Excellence™. The Shingo Institute offers a series of six workshops designed to help participants understand these principles and insights and to help them strive for excellence within their respective organizations.
Workshop Topics Covered
· Discussion of the entire Shingo process within the context of the challenges that many of today’s enterprises are experiencing.
· How the Shingo methodology fits into your organization and how it can benefit.
· Requirements necessary to get ready for a Shingo transformation: the steps needed and questions to ask to determine if you’re ready to begin.
· Overview of the Shingo Insights and Principles.
· Strategies for using Shingo courses to facilitate your desired transformation, including alternative plans for over-all implementation based on the current state of the enterprise.
· How to implement a continuous improvement methodology and Shingo training as an ongoing process.
This workshop features educational, thought provoking, and entertaining stories. Dr. Gerhard will provide examples of successful and not so successful implementations, designed to help you identify and avoid the typical pitfalls you may encounter.
This workshop provides an overview of Shingo Insights for organizations that are interested in learning more about it and evaluating whether to pursue further training. It is not intended to replace the Shingo workshops, which teach the Shingo methodology in-depth.
Your Workshop Facilitator
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Former Director of Executive Education for the Shingo Institute
Dr. Gerhard Plenert is the former director of executive education at the Shingo Institute at Utah State University, has more than 30 years of professional experience in organizational change helping companies and government agencies strive for enterprise excellence by utilizing the Shingo Model to drive cultural transformations. Dr. Plenert is an internationally recognized expert in supply chain management; Lean/Six Sigma; quality and productivity tools; and in working with and creating leading-edge planning and scheduling methods. His experience includes significant initiatives with companies like Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Shell, Aramco, Sony, Cisco, Microsoft, Seagate, NCR Corporation, Ritz-Carlton, the US Air Force, and numerous other branches of the US Department of Defense.