Shingo Prize and our Shingo Heritage

The Shingo prize is named in honour of Dr. Shigeo Shingo, who was instrumental in developing the world-famous Toyota Production System. Dubbed the “Nobel Prize of Manufacturing” by BusinessWeek, the Shingo Prize was established in 1988 at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University as a way to recognise great organisations worldwide, and to set a world standard for Enterprise Excellence. The Shingo prize measures an organisation’s successful establishment of a culture anchored on principles of operational excellence based on the understanding that Enterprise Excellence is much more than the application of lean tools. The Shingo Model™ is not just another initiative; it is a new way of thinking.

In 2013 the Shingo Institute formed a collaborative partnership with S A Partners to bring this knowledge to a wider global audience. Since then, S A Partners has been helping to update and improve Shingo related courses and the consulting support activities offered to organisations.

The Shingo Model
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The Shingo Model is based around 10 Guiding Principles which align the systems within an organisation and the specific tools required to produce results.

  1. Respect every individual
  2. Lead with humility
  3. Seek perfection
  4. Assure quality at source
  5. Flow and pull value
  6. Embrace scientific thinking
  7. Focus on process
  8. Think systemically
  9. Create constancy of purpose
  10. Create value for the customers

The Shingo approach is a way of creating sustainable and excellent results. This involves overcoming two major huddles:

  1. Moving beyond the ‘implement the tools stage’ to look at complete systems
  2. Bridging the functional & cultural change gap by connecting the traditional technical approaches to improvement with the leadership and change management required

Download The Shingo Model Handbook, and find out more about how we can help you on your Shingo journey (link to “How can we help you” page)

To find how we can help, or if you would like a Shingo Assessment carried out, please contact: Professor Peter Hines.

To develop you own internal capability to challenge for a Shingo Prize and embed the Shingo approach, use the contact form provided.

The real benefit of applying the Shingo approach is the creation of a Culture of Improvement where excellence is achieved through people across the whole organisation and in the whole spectrum of business results.

It is not what you see; it is in what you feel, hear and the positive emotions that you experience in being in such an organisation. It is the way people are respected, led and inspired.

It is not the winning of a Prize, but the journey that is key.

At S A Partners we have worked with several Shingo prize winning sites.

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Vale were the first UK Company to be awarded the Shingo Silver Medallion in 25 years with just one other European company being previously recognised at that level. Simon Grogan, S A Partners MD for Europe who’s worked closely with the company, said that “it’s a fantastic reward for the hard work Vale and S A Partners have been putting in together over the last few years”.

Common Wealth Bank of Australia

Being an affiliate of the Shingo Institute, S A Partners are pleased to announce that a team within the Direct Channels Division at the Common Wealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have become the first ever financial team to reach Shingo Silver Medallion status from the Shingo Institute.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (the Group) is one of Australia’s leading organizations, providing integrated financial services, including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share-broking.

As a Shingo Affiliate, SA Partners can deliver a range of courses from an introduction to the Shingo Model through the Discover Course to Professor Peter Hines Masterclass for a deep understanding of all aspects of the cultural transformation required to achieve Shingo success.

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At S A Partners we have developed a simple 7 step approach to help you create your own Shingo journey.

The Shingo approach is a way of creating sustainable and excellent results. This involves overcoming two major huddles:

  1. Moving beyond the ‘implement the tools stage’ to look at complete systems
  2. Bridging the functional& cultural change gap by connecting the traditional technical approaches to improvement with the leadership and change management required
Shingo Cultural Change
Building The Gap With Shingo Cultural Change

Not every organisation we work with decides they want to make a Shingo challenge. This is not the point of the Shingo approach. However, for many it is a good recognition of your people’s collective effort and can be highly motivational.

If you do wish to make a challenge, we can draw on our experience of almost 20 challenges to help you. We can help you:

  • Understand the challenge process
  • Prepare an achievement report
  • Respond to clarification questions from the Shingo Examiner team
  • Prepare for an on-site assessment and the examiners review

Our team are all licensed Shingo trainers with a detailed understanding of the Shingo model. Fiona Buttrey, Peter Hines and Simon Grogan, are Shingo examiners who have worked with the Shingo Institute to assess sites challenging for Shingo recognition. This has given them a deep understanding of the assessment process, and they can advise potential challengers on what to expect during an examination.

Fiona Buttrey was the CI lead at Vale’s Clydach Nickel Refinery throughout their Shingo journey, culminating in a Shingo Silver Medallion. This has given her practical experience of how to write a Shingo achievement report, and how to prepare for and execute a site visit.

Below is our list of publications that have been awarded a Shingo prize for excellence.

Staying Lean, Thriving not just Surviving

Staying Lean Thriving Not Just Surviving

Staying Lean: Thriving, not just surviving, is a Shingo Prize winning publication for Operational Excellence, in the Research and Professional Publication category. The book draws on the story of a multi-national company that has successfully implemented Lean in its manufacturing and commercial areas to help turnaround the organisation s financial performance.

Creating a Lean & Green Business System

Creating A Lean And Green Business SystemCreating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability. Another Shingo Prize winning book which offers opportunities for innovation that can simultaneously reduce dependence on natural resources and enhance global prosperity. It explores less understood aspects of lean and green – discussing their evolution independently as well as the opportunities that exist in their integration, highlighting the importance of a cultural shift across the whole company.

The Routledge Companion to Lean Management

book cover showing rowers on a riverThe Routledge Companion to Lean Management, is a 2017 Shingo Prize winning publication for Operational Excellence, in the Research Award Category. Contained within it are two chapters co-authored by S A Partner’s Professor Peter Hines and Dr Keivan Zokaei, respectively on ‘Lean Armed Forces’ and ‘Lean and Green’.

S A Partners clients who have been awarded a Shingo Prize for Excellence

Long standing client, Vale, recieve Shingo Award

shingo gorup photo of Vale winnersVale were the first UK Company to be awarded the prize in 25 years with just one other European company being previously recognised. Simon Grogan, S A Partners MD for Europe who’s worked closely with the company, said that “it’s a fantastic reward for the hard work Vale and S A Partners have been putting in together over the last few years”.

First Shingo Prize awarded to a financial team

shingo award and image of CBA logoBeing an affiliate of the Shingo Institute, S A Partners are pleased to announce that a team within the Direct Channels Division at the Common Wealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have become the first ever financial team to reach Shingo Silver Medallion status from the Shingo Institute.

Webinar: Introduction to the Shingo approach

In this half hour introductory webinar, Prof. Peter Hines talks about Shingo, and how you create a sustainable system of improvement. With polls, and survey findings, it delivers a very informative summary of what Shingo is, and how it works in an organisation.

Webinar: Navigating the Enterprise Excellence Journey using Shingo as a Guide

This webinar was hosted by Prof. Peter Hines and presented by Jon Alder, and covers Enterprise Excellence, showing how Shingo can be used as a guide towards this goal.

Webinar: How to win a Shingo Prize

In this FREE to view webinar recording, Jon Alder talks at length about his journey taking Rexam, a global multi site organisation, through to the Shingo prize. He talks about his experience along the way, and how you create a sustainable system of improvement aligned to the Shingo approach.

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