Create Sustainable Continuous Improvement in Your Organization
The Shingo Model™ has been adopted by hundreds of the world’s most-admired companies. Shingo Workshops provide practical insights and instruction, so you can use its guiding principles to achieve a culture of sustainable excellence in your organization.
Virtual Workshop Information
Wed, May 19, 8:00AM – 5:00 PM [MDT]
Thu, May 20, 8:00AM - 5:00PM [MDT]
Dr. Gerhard Plenert, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Former Director of Executive Education for the Shingo Institute
Drew Butler, Shingo Licensed Affiliate & Shingo Certified Facilitator
Registration Fee: $1,350/person
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT is the fourth in the Shingo Workshop Series. This two-day workshop will integrate virtual classroom instruction with an exciting live virtual tour of the Paul Reed Smith Guitar factory in Stevensville, Maryland. This workshop builds upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* and Systems workshops. It begins by teaching you how to clearly define value through the eyes of your customers. It continues the discussion about ideal behaviors, fundamental purpose, and behavioral benchmarks and takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Continuous Improvement dimension.
One of the best features of Shingo workshops are the Go & Observe activities. We carry these valuable, engaging, and interactive experiences over to the virtual workshops as well. Renowned Shingo Facilitators Gerhard Plenert and Drew Butler will take you on a virtual tour of our host site with an on-site representative, where you’ll have the opportunity to see Shingo Principles in action in a real-world setting. They will take you step by step thru their journey and discuss the successes and problems they have faced along their way.
This two-day workshop focuses on the principles identified in the Continuous Improvement dimension of the Shingo Model:
- Seek Perfection
- Embrace Scientific Thinking
- Focus on Process
- Assure Quality at the Source
- Improve Flow & Pull
The CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT workshop will deepen your understanding of the relationship between behaviors, systems, and principles, and how they drive results.
*DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is a prerequisite to this workshop.
What you will learn
- How to clearly define value through the eyes of your customers
- How to continue the search for ideal behaviors
- How to define KBIs that will support the goals of the enterprise
- A suggested set of CI behavioral benchmarks and benchmarks for your own organization
It takes you deeper into the Guiding Principles identified in the Continuous Improvement dimension.
Who should attend?
Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals who have completed the Shingo DISCOVER EXCELLENCE workshop are encouraged to attend. The workshop is ideal for any professional seeking to create a sustainable culture of continuous business improvement for their organization.
“HKPO is definitely one of the new trailblazers for the Shingo Institute. We couldn’t have made the virtual shift without your wonderful support.“ - Amy Sadler, Client & Affiliate Relations Manager, Shingo Institute
Your Workshop Facilitators
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.
Shingo Licensed Affiliate & Shingo Certified Facilitator
Drew Butler is a Senior Shingo Examiner, Licensed Affiliate and Certified Facilitator with over 30 years of operations experience in various roles of increasing responsibility in the Aerospace, Industrial, Consumer Products and Mining industries with companies such as Curtiss Wright, SPS Technologies and OC Tanner. During his tenure at Curtiss Wright, Mr. Butler was responsible for leading the development and implementation of the CW Way Lean Operating System throughout the company globally. Mr. Butler has worked with the Shingijutsu Consulting Group for over 15 years as a Senior Lead Examiner with the Shingo Institute in Utah. In this capacity, Drew travels the world evaluating world class facilities in manufacturing, medical devices and consumer products that have applied for the Shingo Prize.