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Panalpina Logistics Brazil Win Prestigious Shingo Award for Operational Excellence

S A Partners are pleased to congratulate Panalpina on their recent Shingo Award for Operational Excellence. This particular award goes to DSV Panalpina Logistics and Manufacturing facility in Sorocaba, near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The facility topped the scores of the Shingo examiners who focus on the degree to which the Shingo Model are evident in the behaviour […]

Cardiff University & Panalpina Included in the Industry Best Practice Report

We would like to congratulate Cardiff University and clients, Panalpina as they are included as an industry ’best practice’ in the National Centre for Universities and Business 2017 State of Relationship report about university and business. Our client, Panalpina, is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions.  Panalpina combines air freight and […]

Panalpina, a challenge to achieve operational excellence

Creating an Impact This programme has realised over CHF 6M in cost improvements from 2012-2016 (£4,751,937.72 at ex rate – 1 Swiss Franc  = 0.79 British Pound). The Lean journey started for the facility in 2013, and just one year after the programme started, the site was already showing signs of an improvement culture existent on the shop […]

Congratulations to Panalpina on Winning the Innovation & Impact Awards

S A Partners have very close ties with both Cardiff University and Panalpina and a number of us are Cardiff University Alumni members. We are therefore delighted to congratulate Panalpina on their recent double success at the Cardiff University Innovation & Impact Awards. We would like to especially mention Andy Lahy – Global Head of […]

What has Lean done for you? Maria Pia Caraccia, Panalpina

In this months podcast feature, we interview Maria Pia Caraccia who is the Regional Logistics Continuous improvement Manager for the America’s at Panalpina. When did you first learn about Lean Thinking? My first contact with lean thinking was a long time ago while I was still in University. Back then I learnt theoretical concepts and as […]

Manufacturing Resources
What our Clients sayVideos and WebinarsCase StudyWhat our Clients say “We have worked with SA Partners for many new years now, and their support and ideas have always been excellent and played a big part in helping our company introduce lean thinking, operational excellence and manufacturing capabilities to our business. Mick Moreton in particular provided [...]
Prof. Peter Hines, sorry to see you go
Peter HinesPrize Winning BooksPost a message to PeterPeter Hines After setting up S A Partners in 1993 Professor Peter Hines has decided to retire. As a business we will be eternally grateful to him for his inspiration, thinking and drive, he has influenced all of us and enabled the business to be what it is [...]
Webinar: Intro to Shingo
Join Fiona Buttrey our SHINGO facilitator and one of the global examiners to understand why companies around the world have used the Shingo Model and the pathway to the Shingo prize to align enterprise excellence within their organisations.  Fiona will share the necessary steps that organisations need to consider when taking this path and also case studies from some of our award-winning customers [...]
Webinar – UK: Intro to Shingo
Webinar OutlineWho should attend?Webinar Outline Where: ONLINE FREE When: Thursday, May 14th  @ 2pm BST Join Fiona Buttrey our SHINGO facilitator and one of the global examiners to understand why companies around the world have used the Shingo Model and the pathway to the Shingo prize to align enterprise excellence within their organisations.  Fiona will share the necessary steps [...]
Speaking at the Shingo Conference

We are pleased to announce that Colin Scott, partner and head of our USA region, will be speaking at the up coming Manufacturing Shingo Summit in Detroit Michigan, which takes place on the 24th & 25th September this month. Before joining S A Partners, Colin previously worked as a managing director and CEO in the […]

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Moving Towards Supply Chains of the Future
Over the years, Panalpina and their global logistics team have developed close working and research relationships with the S A Partners team and Cardiff University. Andrew Lahy, Head of the R & I Centre Panalpina gave an interesting interview on developing supply chains for the future with The Business Debate platform.  With customers demanding the latest [...]
Transform Model: Train
TrainLean Competency SystemShingoLeadership6 SigmaAccreditationTrain The S A Partners Lean Academy is the overarching term we use for all of our Lean training, learning and personal development programmes. Graduates of our training programmes will be invited to be part of our client network, and benefit from a wide range of services and content developed to help improve [...]
S A Partners Thought Leaders who Inspire & Motivate

Are you looking for a speaker at your next event or conference? S A Partners have a long history undertaking speaker engagements with great success.

Supporting your Shingo Journey
Our consulting team have supported companies across the world on their Shingo journey. Some of these companies have gone on to receive recognition from the Shingo Institute.  We have also supported individuals to become Shingo Alumni through our workshops and coaching.  We have published four SHINGO award winning books and have 10 accredited trainers who [...]