Panalpina Logistics Brazil Win Prestigious Shingo Award for Operational Excellence

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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 of every employee. They also observe the degree to which leaders focus on principles and culture, and managers focus on aligning systems to drive ideal behaviors at all levels. The model is based on four dimensions:

  • Cultural Enablers (e.g. leadership with humility and respect)
  • Continuous Improvement (e.g. scientific thinking and focus on process)
  • Enterprise Alignment (e.g. constancy of purpose and systematic thinking)
  • Results (e.g. value creation for the customer)

The Shingo Prize is awarded by the Shingo Institute and is one of the most prestigious awards for operational excellence worldwide.  It is based on a complete assessment of an organization’s culture and how well it drives world-class results.

Its focus is unique in the world and determines whether an organisation is improving for the long-term with an improvement culture that is embedded at every level of the organisation.

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, and you will find an excellent case study on Panalpina’s journey to Operational excellence which outlines the journey that started in 2013.

Andrew Lahy,Global Head of Strategy and Innovation, Logistics at Panalpina  gave an excellent interview on developing supply chains for the future with The Business Debate platform.  With customers demanding the latest products, quickly and personalised, supply chains of the future need to be quick to adapt in order to meet the ever increasing needs of the supply chain.