Shingo Week – Enterprise Alignment and Build Excellence

Join S A Partners for these two World recognized SHINGO Workshops

We are offering you the opportunity to attend Enterprise Alignment followed by Build Excellence over four days facilitated by our Shingo expert Colin Scott, hosted virtually on Zoom

About this Event

ENTERPRISE ALIGNMENT
   As a participant you will:
  • Think Systemically
  • Create Constancy of Purpose
  • Create Value for the Customer
CULTURAL ENABLERS
 As a participant you will:

Go deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Cultural Enablers dimension:

• DESIGN or Create a system, guided by the Shingo Model, that changes behaviors to close gaps and drive results closer to organizational goals and purpose

• ANSWER the question: “How do I get everyone on board?”

• UNDERSTAND the relationship between behaviours, systems, and principles, and how they drive results

• LEARN how KBI’s drive KPI’s, and how this leads to excellent results.

Attendees of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop give their thoughts on the learning outcomes.

Shingo Week – Continuous Improvement and Cultural Enablers

Join S A Partners for these two World recognized SHINGO Workshops

We are offering you the opportunity to attend Continuous Improvement followed by Cultural Enablers over five days facilitated by our Shingo expert John Quirke, hosted virtually on Zoom

About this Event

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
   As a participant you will:
  • Seek Perfection
  • Embrace Scientific Thinking
  • Focus on Process
  • Assure Quality at the Source
  • Improve Flow & Pull
CULTURAL ENABLERS
 As a participant you will:

Go deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Cultural Enablers dimension:

• Respect Every Individual

• Lead with Humility

Attendees of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop give their thoughts on the learning outcomes.

Shingo Week – Discover Excellence and Systems Design

Join S A Partners for these two World recognized SHINGO Workshops

We are offering you the opportunity to attend Discover Excellence followed by Systems Design over four days facilitated by our Shingo expert Fiona Buttrey, hosted virtually on Zoom

About this Event

DISCOVER EXCELLENCE
   As a participant you will:
  • LEARN and understand the SHINGO Model
  • DISCOVER the Three Insights of Organisational Excellence
  • EXPLORE how the SHINGO Guiding Principles inform ideal behaviours that ultimately lead to sustainable results. 
  • UNDERSTAND the behavioural assessment process through an interactive case study and gemba.
SYSTEMS DESIGN
 As a participant you will:
  • DISCOVER three types of essential systems.
  • EXPLORE five required tools for each system.
  • LEARN how to create and use system maps.
  • UNDERSTAND system standard work and how it drives improvement.

Attendees of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop give their thoughts on the learning outcomes.

Creating your Leadership Manifesto with Dr Ken Hames MBE FRGS FRSA SAS

Have you ever wondered what people say about you as a Leader? Or considered how you might influence this to achieve your personal desired results?  Join us for this virtual event where Dr Ken Hames, shares a tried and tested approach to develop and define the core leadership principles that you want to commit to adhering to as a leader.  These will be the principles you hold yourself accountable to – principles that empower you to do better and be better at creating a high-performance culture.

Not only will you consider how you will develop your own credo or manifesto together we will also examine strategic thinking and high-performance goal setting and how these elements shape our personal messaging.  Deploying motivational goals is key to high performance – understanding the difference between goal and outcome measures and how to use these to ensure high levels of clarity and engagement, is an essential leadership skill.

Why listen to Ken Hames??

From humble beginnings as a boy working on his grandfather’s hill farm, he eventually rose to the rank of Major in the SAS, commanding Britain’s Anti-Terrorist Unit.  He is one of the very few British officers to have worn the red beret of the Parachute Brigade, the green beret of the Royal Marines and the sand beret of the Special Air Service.  As a special forces squadron commander, Hames was consistently graded as outstanding as a leader.  While pleased with the accolade, Hames is quick to point out there is little time to stop and congratulate yourself.

The physical and mental agility required is hard won and it takes constant effort and desire to stay at the head of the ‘A’ team. Ken is not however, the conventional ex-Army Officer.  His experience is vast, and he has a proven track record working at board level with organizations like HSBC, Airbus and GSK.  He has operated, facilitated, and consulted all over the globe and has a deep understanding of the international business arena. Ken explains that running his own business has taught him many things, number one being ‘Doing nothing is not an option!’…and when you are ahead is the time to ask questions like; ‘What are your leaders going to develop next?’

Ken’s manifesto is…..Lead, Follow, Change or Get Out of the Way!

As a result of the course, you will be equipped to:

  • Define how you want to be perceived as a Leader
  • Codify your personal manifesto / credo for leading
  • Understand how your messaging will re-enforce your manifesto
  • Decide which tools will help you to achieve your objectives

Shingo Week @ Zingermans Mail Order

Join S A Partners and Zingerman’s for these two World recognized SHINGO Workshops

We are offering you the opportunity to attend Discover Excellence followed by Systems Design over four days facilitated by our Shingo expert Colin Scott, hosted onsite by Zingermans Mail Order, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

About this Event

Delivered over four days at Zingermans Mail Order, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ABOUT THE COURSES
DISCOVER EXCELLENCE
   As a participant you will:
  • LEARN and understand the SHINGO Model
  • DISCOVER the Three Insights of Organisational Excellence
  • EXPLORE how the SHINGO Guiding Principles inform ideal behaviours that ultimately lead to sustainable results. 
  • UNDERSTAND the behavioural assessment process through an interactive case study and gemba.
SYSTEMS DESIGN
 As a participant you will:
  • DISCOVER three types of essential systems.
  • EXPLORE five required tools for each system.
  • LEARN how to create and use system maps.
  • UNDERSTAND system standard work and how it drives improvement.

The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) is a family of ten businesses all located in the Ann Arbor area and reflects the novel strategy for business growth created by Zingerman’s Deli founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. Rather than replicating their deli through the franchise model, Paul and Ari instead chose to develop new, independent businesses, all rooted in our local community that work together as one organization.

Each business is operated by one or more managing partners who share ownership and put their particular expertise to work in the day to day running of their business. The idea for the ZCoB was laid out in Zingerman’s 2009 vision, written by Ari and Paul in 1994 and highlighted in Bo Burlingham’s 2003 article for Inc. Magazine, “The Coolest Small Company in America.”

In 2006, the ZCoB managing partners began work on Zingerman’s 2020 vision. It was completed a year later and paints a picture of the ZCoB at the end of the next decade. Zingerman’s 2020 vision was featured in a New York Times article from June 2007, “The Corner Deli that Dared to Break Out of the Neighborhood.”

Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals from enterprises, big or small, from any sector, wanting to understand the essential ingredients needed to create a sustainable business Improvement culture.

Attendees of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop give their thoughts on the learning outcomes.

Questions ?

For further information contact Colin Scott by using the contact from on his bio page.

Shingo Build Excellence Workshop – Virtual Workshop

SHINGO Build Excellence Virtual Workshop delivered over four x half days will provide you with Shingo Certification

About the Workshop

This capstone workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences to solidify the knowledge and experience gained from the previous five Shingo workshops.

The BUILD EXCELLENCE*workshop demonstrates the integrated execution of systems that drive behavior toward the ideal as informed by the principles in the Shingo Model™. The workshop helps to develop a structured approach to execute a cultural transformation.

It builds upon a foundation of principles, using tools that already exist within many organizations. You will learn how to build systems that drive behavior that will consistently deliver desired results.

In this final Shingo workshop, you will:

  • DESIGN or create a system, guided by the Shingo Model, that changes behaviors to close gaps and drives results closer to organizational goals and purpose.
  • ANSWER the question: “How do I get everyone on board?”
  • UNDERSTAND the relationship between behaviors, systems, and principles, and how they drive results.
  • LEARN how KBIs drive KPIs, and how this leads to excellent results.

How this is delivered:

The interactive online training consists of:

  • 2x 8 hour sessions (8:00 – 17:00 BST).
  • Over 2 days
  • Via Zoom Meetings (a Link will be provided on registration)
  • 1 hour Coaching Follow Up – post workshop with your regional Shingo Facilitator

Shingo Align Workshop – Virtual Training

This two day virtual workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences at a host facility to build upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop. It takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Enterprise Alignment dimension:

• Think Systemically

• Create Constancy of Purpose

• Create Value for the Customer

To succeed, organizations must develop management systems that align work and behaviors with principles and direction in ways that are simple, comprehensive, actionable, and standardized. Organizations must get results, and creating value for customers is ultimately accomplished through the effective alignment of every value stream in an organization. The ENTERPRISE ALIGNMENT workshop continues the discussion around defining ideal behaviors and the systems that drive them.

*DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is a prerequisite to this workshop.

For further information about this course please email: events@sapartners.com

SHINGO Cultural Enablers Virtual Workshop

This 2 x 8 hour virtual training workshop is SHINGO certified and will provide you with insights into the Cultural Enablers dimension.

About this Event

This interactive virtual workshop builds upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop.

It takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Cultural Enablers dimension:

• Respect Every Individual

• Lead with Humility

Cultural Enablers principles make it possible for people in an organization to engage in the transformation journey, progress in their understanding, and build a culture of organizational excellence. Organizational excellence cannot be achieved through top-down directives or piecemeal implementation of tools. It requires a widespread organizational commitment. The CULTURAL ENABLERS workshop will help you define ideal behaviors and the systems that drive those behaviors using behavioral benchmarks.

For more information please do email: Events@sapartners.com

As a CULTURAL ENABLER participant, you will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of focusing on the Shingo principles and recognise where you could make improvements in your own organisation to improve systems and drive ideal behaviours.
  • Learn how to benchmark your performance against the best in the world by carrying out your own self-assessment based on the Shingo Model™ .
  • Learn from other organisations experiences as you take part in a range of hands on activities and group discussions.

The Shingo Model

You can find out more about the Shingo Model and download a copy of the Guide to the Shingo Model from our Shingo page.

shingo model

Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals from enterprises, big or small, from any sector, wanting to understand the essential ingredients needed to create a sustainable business Improvement culture.

SHINGO Systems Design Virtual Workshop

Developing & designing the right Business Systems will support you deliver the organizational results you need.

About this Event

A successful organization is usually made up of complex systems that can be divided into layers of subsystems, each containing the necessary tools to enable the successful outcome of the system. An example of this would be the Continuous Improvement System which pulls together all of the tools & techniques used by an organisation or the HR System which guides human resource activity.

The Shingo Model Insights tell us that:

  • Ideal results require ideal behaviours
  • Purpose & systems drive behaviours
  • Principles inform ideal behaviours

For this reason Systems Thinking is fundamental to the success of Enterprise Excellence and this interactive workshop will provide you with the skills to recognise, define and establish the ‘right’ systems within your own organization.

This virtual training workshop builds upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop, and focuses on the Systems and Tools diamonds in the Shingo Model™. It begins by explaining that all work in an organization is the outcome of a system.

Systems must be designed to create a specific end objective; otherwise, they evolve on their own. Systems drive the behavior of people, and variation in behavior leads to variation in results. Organizational excellence requires well designed systems to drive ideal behaviors that are required to produce sustainable results.

In this workshop, you will:

  • DISCOVER three types of essential systems.
  • EXPLORE five required communication tools for each system.
  • LEARN how to create and use system maps.
  • UNDERSTAND system standard work and how it drives improvement.

For further information, please do email events@sapartners.com

Who should attend?

Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals from enterprises, big or small, from any sector, wanting to understand the essential ingredients needed to create a sustainable business Improvement culture.

Questions ?

For further information contact Colin Scott by using the contact from on his bio page.

SHINGO DISCOVER EXCELLENCE – Virtual Training

This three Day SHINGO DISCOVER EXCELLENCE workshop will be delivered online via Zoom between 19 & 20 September 2022 in 8 hr sessions between 08:00 & 17:00pm BST each day.

About the course

The workshop will be led by experienced Shingo facilitator Fiona Buttrey, and you will hear first hand, how Shingo principles drive behaviour throughout the entire organisation to deliver world class results.

DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is the foundational workshop that introduces the SHINGO MODEL, the Shingo Guiding Principles and the Three Insights to Organisational Excellence. With active discussions this workshop will provide a highly interactive experience. It is designed to make your learning meaningful and immediately applicable as you discover how to release the latent potential in your organisation to enable you to achieve organizational excellence. It provides the basic understanding needed in all Shingo Workshops, therefore is a pre-requisite to them.

As a participant, you will:

LEARN and understand the Shingo Model.

DISCOVER the Three Insights of Organizational Excellence.

EXPLORE how the Shingo Guiding Principles inform ideal behaviours that ultimately lead to sustainable results.

UNDERSTAND the behavioural assessment process through an interactive case study and on-site learning.

How this is delivered:

The interactive online training consists of:

2x 8 hour sessions (08:00 – 17:00pm BST).
Over 2 days
Via Zoom Meetings (a Link will be provided on registration)
1 hour Coaching Follow Up – post workshop with your regional Shingo Facilitator

Why attend?

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

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What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Lean Management System – LEVEL 2 – Japan Study Tour

12 – 20 November 2022 – LEVEL 2

Due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.

Join the leading Lean Training Programme in Japan this November to experience Level 2 of the Lean Management System

We are proud to offer you this unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience studying with Toyota gurus for one whole week in Japan.

The Leadership System week is naturally succeeding the Production System course, by plunging into the elements that makes the production system run and develop. Here we try to answer the HOW and WHY!

“Extremely valuable training for me as a manager. This week gave me a boost to inspire and support my company further in the Lean journey. I didn’t realize how much I could actually influence the result!” Workshop Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology

To read about Toyota Kata or Lean Leadership is one thing but to really learn HOW the leaders work in daily business from shop floor to top management is another thing. What do management of people, quality, cost and delivery really imply? The purpose is to understand how leaders in Lean organizations act, both operationally and strategically. You will be guided by managers with at least 30 years of TPS experience for five intensive days of discussions, Gemba
visits and workshops, ending with a common conclusion and YWT. You will find numerous references and inspiration to continuous improvements directly applicable to your business back home. During the week in Japan, we will also find the time to enjoy Japanese culture, food and points of interest.

Study Tour Package Includes:

  • Workshops and seminars
  • Study visits
  • Hotel Accommodation for the entire duration of the study visit
  • Local transfers in Japan
  • Full board Sunday – Friday
  • Farewell dinner

Costs & To Book

  • £6,750 plus VAT, due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.
  • Onsite Host Companies: 10% Discount on all Bookings
  • Group Discount: 10% Discount on 4 or more places

Need Help or Advice?

To book or for more Information:

For full terms and conditions and for details of our Company Insurance Policy please do contact us.

Any questions  regarding the training, the travel to or within Japan – please do give us a call on +44 (0) 23 9246 8978.

The study tour is being delivered by SA Partners LLP and Onsite Insights in partnership with C2U Group.

The training week will provide an invaluable insight into lean thinking. You will see it in action at Toyota and other leading-edge companies, where it originated and has matured over the last 100 years.

Learn the original thinking directly from former senior executives at Gifu Autobody, a Toyota-owned minivan manufacturer.  The Japanese sensei’s

(guru’s) will only teach based on real experience.

Time will be divided between the classroom, Gemba and practical workshops. The tour starts in the Nagoya region and ends in Tokyo, going from countryside to one of the largest cities in the world.

Day 1
Departure Europe

We depart from Europe and fly to Nagoya, Japan.

Day 2
Arrival and Tour Opening

Pick up/arrival in Nagoya and since it is a Sunday, we will take the opportunity to recover from jet lag and relax after the long flight by visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology where we also will have lunch. In the museum we can follow the Japanese industrial history from looms to robotics. After the visit we take the bus to travel to the destination of
the day, Kakamigahara, where we will stay until Friday. The day ends
with a common dinner and introduction of the week.

Day 3
Classroom Training

The first day of training introduces the Production System by our host for the week. A Japanese senior manager will lead us through Toyota Production System from a manager perspective. From values, mindset to specific tools and methods. This session will prepare the group in what we can expect from the study visits, from the practice and from the following sessions. Your overall
picture of the production system will be confirmed or completed. In the afternoon we go for a first study visit, guided by our sensei. Q&A.
Group dinner will follow.

Day 4
Plant Tour and more Training

Next day, we continue to dig deeper into aspects of the production system and the Toyota way of managing and leading. How are all the puzzle pieces connected? How is Kaizen work organized and performed? Etc. After lunch, we go for another study visit and if time allows, we will also end with a visit to a traditional knife maker. Group dinner will follow.

Day 5
Training

The fifth day we spend in the Training Center where Toyota train their own people. We will increase our knowledge of Kanban when the group take part in a Kanban Role Play and we will train in how to perform a productivity improvement task following the Toyota methods. Group dinner will follow.

Day 6
Study Visit and further Training

The sixth day will start with a study visit before spending the rest of the day with a final Q&A and concluding the learnings for the week. Presentation by all participants. Followed by our group dinner.

Day 7
Conclusion

The last day ends with a study visit. We do final reflections before we board the bullet train that will take us to Tokyo. Free evening in Tokyo.

Day 8
Sightseeing Day in Tokyo

You will end the tour with a Free day in Tokyo where we will support you with travel advice and sightseeing recommendations. This will be followed up by a team farewell dinner.

Day 9
Departure from Tokyo

We have an extensive network of world class companies and for more than 10 years have been bringing managers to Japan. Our host sites embody World Class Manufacturing and include:

  • Toyota Motors
  • Denso
  • Calbee Foods
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Sekisui Heim
  • Gifu Autobody
  • Nissan Motors
  • Ishii Food Corp.
  • Asahi Motors
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mazak
  • Pfizer
  • UD Trucks
  • Honda
  • Yamaha Marine
  • Mizawa Home
  • Suzuki
  • Isuzu Tokai

To find out more, you can email Ailsa Carson.

Lean Management System – LEVEL 1 – Japan Study Tour (Nov)

19 – 27 November 2022

Due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.

Join the leading Lean Training Programme in Japan this November for an experience of a lifetime.

We are proud to offer you this unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience studying with Toyota gurus for one whole week in Japan.

The Lean Management System study tour covers a comprehensive view of Lean leadership and the Lean Production System. The tour provides you with an opportunity to study in Toyota’s own training centre with direct access to Toyota trainers and Toyota  production facilities.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to boost your leadership and management skills by learning from the very best in the world. You will also obtain your Certificate directly from Toyota. We have created a study week that combines intense learning with both fun and cultural immersion!

Understand Why and How to use LEAN

This Study Tour will provide you with a deep understanding of how to make the best use of Lean. This is a unique opportunity to visit Japan, Toyota, and some of their suppliers to train in Lean through seminars, Gemba visits, and participating in practical training at Toyota’s own training facility. The objective is to dig deep into the WHAT, WHY and HOW of Lean Thinking. What are the elements needed to run a successful Lean system? Why is it so popular in current thinking and How can it influence your own organization and support growth.

By understanding  the whole lean management system you will get an insight into what these leading Japanese companies are doing to compete in today’s fast changing environment.

You will learn to identify the tools and elements of Lean Methodology that can be applied to your own business to support profitable growth. The week in Japan will also provide an insight into Japanese culture and values.

Study Tour Package Includes:

  • Workshops and seminars
  • Study visits
  • Hotel Accommodation for the entire duration of the study visit
  • Local transfers in Japan
  • Full board Sunday – Friday
  • Farewell dinner

Costs & To Book

  • £6,500 plus VAT, due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.
  • Onsite Host Companies: 10% Discount on all Bookings
  • Group Discount: 10% Discount on 4 or more places

Need Help or Advice?

To book or for more Information:

For full terms and conditions and for details of our Company Insurance Policy please do contact us.

Any questions  regarding the training, the travel to or within Japan – please do give us a call on +44 (0) 23 9246 8978.

The study tour is being delivered by SA Partners LLP and Onsite Insights in partnership with C2U Group.

The training week will provide an invaluable insight into lean thinking. You will see it in action at Toyota and other leading-edge companies, where it originated and has matured over the last 100 years.

Learn the original thinking directly from former senior executives at Gifu Autobody, a Toyota-owned minivan manufacturer.  The Japanese sensei’s

(guru’s) will only teach based on real experience.

Time will be divided between the classroom, Gemba and practical workshops. The tour starts in the Nagoya region and ends in Tokyo, going from countryside to one of the largest cities in the world.

Day 1
Departure Europe

We depart from Europe and fly to Nagoya, Japan.

Day 2
Arrival and Tour Opening

Pick up/arrival in Nagoya and since it is a Sunday, we will take the opportunity to recover from jet lag and relax after the long flight by visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology where we also will have lunch. In the museum we can follow the Japanese industrial history from looms to robotics. After the visit we take the bus to travel to the destination of
the day, Kakamigahara, where we will stay until Friday. The day ends
with a common dinner and introduction of the week.

Day 3
Classroom Training

The first day of training introduces the Production System by our host for the week. A Japanese senior manager will lead us through Toyota Production System from a manager perspective. From values, mindset to specific tools and methods. This session will prepare the group in what we can expect from the study visits, from the practice and from the following sessions. Your overall
picture of the production system will be confirmed or completed. In the afternoon we go for a first study visit, guided by our sensei. Q&A.
Group dinner will follow.

Day 4
Plant Tour and more Training

Next day, we continue to dig deeper into aspects of the production system and the Toyota way of managing and leading. How are all the puzzle pieces connected? How is Kaizen work organized and performed? Etc. After lunch, we go for another study visit and if time allows, we will also end with a visit to a traditional knife maker. Group dinner will follow.

Day 5
Training

The fifth day we spend in the Training Center where Toyota train their own people. We will increase our knowledge of Kanban when the group take part in a Kanban Role Play and we will train in how to perform a productivity improvement task following the Toyota methods. Group dinner will follow.

Day 6
Study Visit and further Training

The sixth day will start with a study visit before spending the rest of the day with a final Q&A and concluding the learnings for the week. Presentation by all participants. Followed by our group dinner.

Day 7
Conclusion

The last day ends with a study visit. We do final reflections before we board the bullet train that will take us to Tokyo. Free evening in Tokyo.

Day 8
Sightseeing Day in Tokyo

You will end the tour with a Free day in Tokyo where we will support you with travel advice and sightseeing recommendations. This will be followed up by a team farewell dinner.

Day 9
Departure from Tokyo

We have an extensive network of world class companies and for more than 10 years have been bringing managers to Japan. Our host sites embody World Class Manufacturing and include:

  • Toyota Motors
  • Denso
  • Calbee Foods
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Sekisui Heim
  • Gifu Autobody
  • Nissan Motors
  • Ishii Food Corp.
  • Asahi Motors
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mazak
  • Pfizer
  • UD Trucks
  • Honda
  • Yamaha Marine
  • Mizawa Home
  • Suzuki
  • Isuzu Tokai

To find out more, you can email Ailsa Carson.

Shingo Systems Design @ Zingermans Mail Order

This Shingo Systems Design workshop is delivered onsite at Zingermans, Ann Arbor, US over two days.

Developing & designing the right Business Systems will support you deliver the organizational results you need.

About this Event

A successful organization is usually made up of complex systems that can be divided into layers of subsystems, each containing the necessary tools to enable the successful outcome of the system. An example of this would be the Continuous Improvement System which pulls together all of the tools & techniques used by an organisation or the HR System which guides human resource activity.

The Shingo Model Insights tell us that:

  • Ideal results require ideal behaviours
  • Purpose & systems drive behaviours
  • Principles inform ideal behaviours

For this reason Systems Thinking is fundamental to the success of Enterprise Excellence and this interactive workshop will provide you with the skills to recognise, define and establish the ‘right’ systems within your own organization.

This training workshop builds upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop, and focuses on the Systems and Tools diamonds in the Shingo Model™. It begins by explaining that all work in an organization is the outcome of a system.

Systems must be designed to create a specific end objective; otherwise, they evolve on their own. Systems drive the behavior of people, and variation in behavior leads to variation in results. Organizational excellence requires well designed systems to drive ideal behaviors that are required to produce sustainable results.

In this workshop, you will:

  • DISCOVER three types of essential systems.
  • EXPLORE five required communication tools for each system.
  • LEARN how to create and use system maps.
  • UNDERSTAND system standard work and how it drives improvement.

For further information, please do email events@sapartners.com

 

The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) is a family of ten businesses all located in the Ann Arbor area and reflects the novel strategy for business growth created by Zingerman’s Deli founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. Rather than replicating their deli through the franchise model, Paul and Ari instead chose to develop new, independent businesses, all rooted in our local community that work together as one organization.

Each business is operated by one or more managing partners who share ownership and put their particular expertise to work in the day to day running of their business. The idea for the ZCoB was laid out in Zingerman’s 2009 vision, written by Ari and Paul in 1994 and highlighted in Bo Burlingham’s 2003 article for Inc. Magazine, “The Coolest Small Company in America.”

In 2006, the ZCoB managing partners began work on Zingerman’s 2020 vision. It was completed a year later and paints a picture of the ZCoB at the end of the next decade. Zingerman’s 2020 vision was featured in a New York Times article from June 2007, “The Corner Deli that Dared to Break Out of the Neighborhood.”

Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals from enterprises, big or small, from any sector, wanting to understand the essential ingredients needed to create a sustainable business Improvement culture.

Attendees of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop give their thoughts on the learning outcomes.

Questions ?

For further information contact Colin Scott by using the contact from on his bio page.

SHINGO Awareness @ Zingermans Mail Order

with Colin Scott

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this half day workshop at Zingermans Mail Order to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Shingo Discover Excellence, @ Zingermans Mail Order

This Shingo Discover Excellence workshop is the foundational Shingo workshop. The two days are delivered onsite at Zingermans, Ann Arbor, US

About this Workshop

This programme is a 2 day hands on practical face-to-face Shingo workshop covering the Shingo principles of Enterprise Excellence.

The workshop will be led by Colin Scott, and you will witness at first hand, how Shingo principles drive behaviour throughout the entire organisation to deliver world class results. This course is accredited and certified to both the Shingo Institute and CPD service (Continual Professional Development).

You will learn to align your organisational principles and core values with your systems. Group activities are used to help develop skills in assessing alignment and also how to address misalignment’s by embedding your principles into your work and management systems.

As a participant you will:

  • LEARN and understand the Shingo Model
  • DISCOVER the three insights of Organizational Excellence
  • EXPLORE how the Shingo Guiding Principles inform ideal behaviour that ultimately lead to sustainable results.
  • UNDERSTAND the behavioural assessment process through an interactive case study and on-site learning.

Why Attend?

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95% & NPI up to 100%). Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

Feedback from previous attendees…

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) is a family of ten businesses all located in the Ann Arbor area and reflects the novel strategy for business growth created by Zingerman’s Deli founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. Rather than replicating their deli through the franchise model, Paul and Ari instead chose to develop new, independent businesses, all rooted in our local community that work together as one organization.

Each business is operated by one or more managing partners who share ownership and put their particular expertise to work in the day to day running of their business. The idea for the ZCoB was laid out in Zingerman’s 2009 vision, written by Ari and Paul in 1994 and highlighted in Bo Burlingham’s 2003 article for Inc. Magazine, “The Coolest Small Company in America.”

In 2006, the ZCoB managing partners began work on Zingerman’s 2020 vision. It was completed a year later and paints a picture of the ZCoB at the end of the next decade. Zingerman’s 2020 vision was featured in a New York Times article from June 2007, “The Corner Deli that Dared to Break Out of the Neighborhood.”

Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals from enterprises, big or small, from any sector, wanting to understand the essential ingredients needed to create a sustainable business Improvement culture.

Attendees of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop give their thoughts on the learning outcomes.

Questions ?

For further information contact Colin Scott by using the contact from on his bio page.

TPM Masterclass @ Synergy Flavors Chicago

Join us for this 2 day Masterclass hosted by Synergy Flavors (Chicago) which focuses on the Total Productive Maintenance model developed by S A Partners.
This workshop will explore both what and how to deploy an effective, systematic approach to TPM. We will not only look at the use of the appropriate Lean thinking tools and systems, we will also look at the leadership and engagement systems that will support sustainable change.

This masterclass will include:

  • An introduction to TPM – theory & practice
  • A day in the life of an operator
  • Undertaking a TPM audit
  • Condition Appraisals
  • Refurbishment planning
  • Asset management
  • Problem solving
  • Gemba walks to test theory
  • Training & development for TPM
  • Leadership & behaviours

At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to develop your own high-level TPM action plan witht he support of the course leader.
This course will also include a virtual visit/gemba to the impressive Synergy Flavors site.  Synergy have kindly offered to support the workshop by providing ‘virtual access’ to equipment so that you can test your understanding of the theory.

How it is delivered

Training
The training is onsite at Synergy Flavors (Chicago) in 2 x 8 hour sessions over two days. This will be supported by self study.  We will use case studies and activities to ensure the training is enjoyable, meaningful and relevant.

Coaching
Every candidate will receive 1:1 coaching support from one of our experienced trainers.

Experiential learning
You will practice what you have learnt by undertaking a real-life ‘Kaizen’ activity. You will then present this back as part of your accreditation.

Virtual Course

You will understand how to develop and support TPM within your own organisation; how to use the 11 step model to make systematic and effective change. We will use both case studies and gemba walks to bring the theory into practice.

Shingo Build Excellence – Face to Face Workshop @ OC Tanner

SHINGO Build Excellence Workshop @ OC Tanner delivered over two days will provide you with Shingo Certification

About the Workshop

This capstone workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences to solidify the knowledge and experience gained from the previous five Shingo workshops.

The BUILD EXCELLENCE*workshop demonstrates the integrated execution of systems that drive behavior toward the ideal as informed by the principles in the Shingo Model™. The workshop helps to develop a structured approach to execute a cultural transformation.

It builds upon a foundation of principles, using tools that already exist within many organizations. You will learn how to build systems that drive behavior that will consistently deliver desired results.

In this final Shingo workshop, you will:

  • DESIGN or create a system, guided by the Shingo Model, that changes behaviors to close gaps and drives results closer to organizational goals and purpose.
  • ANSWER the question: “How do I get everyone on board?”
  • UNDERSTAND the relationship between behaviors, systems, and principles, and how they drive results.
  • LEARN how KBIs drive KPIs, and how this leads to excellent results.

How this is delivered:

The interactive face to face training consists of:

  • 2x 8 hour sessions (8:00 – 17:00 EDT).
  • Over 2 days
  • 1 hour Coaching Follow Up – post workshop with your regional Shingo Facilitator

SHINGO Forum Virtual Meet-Up (Dec)

The Shingo Forum exists to encouraging the sharing of ideas and inspiration between organizations. This virtual networking group meets monthly and includes a guest speaker; interactive workshop and expert facilitation.

There is no cost to join, but to participate you need to have an interest in Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence. If you are interested in registering for the Forum please do email info@shingoforum.org

Join Now

This monthly virtual forum will provide you with a chance to hear from Shingo Facilitators, Examiners and Award-Winners.

  • Benchmarking
  • Sharing ideas & Inspiration
  • Networking (in a fun way – no selling!)
  • Discounts to Best Practice Visits
  • Access to Webinar Recordings & Resources

Guest Speakers: Andy Brunskill, Peter Willmott – Co-authors ‘TPM: a foundation of operational excellence’

Hosted By: John Quirke – Shingo Facilitator

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO Forum Virtual Meet-Up (Oct)

The Shingo Forum exists to encouraging the sharing of ideas and inspiration between organizations. This virtual networking group meets monthly and includes a guest speaker; interactive workshop and expert facilitation.

There is no cost to join, but to participate you need to have an interest in Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence. If you are interested in registering for the Forum please do email info@shingoforum.org

Join Now

This monthly virtual forum will provide you with a chance to hear from Shingo Facilitators, Examiners and Award-Winners.

  • Benchmarking
  • Sharing ideas & Inspiration
  • Networking (in a fun way – no selling!)
  • Discounts to Best Practice Visits
  • Access to Webinar Recordings & Resources

Guest Speaker: Kevin Heffernan, General Manager, Jabil Bray
Hosted By: John Quirke – Shingo Facilitator

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Making it Happen: The Art of Strategy Deployment

Listen into this 10 minute overview of our latest popular webinar on strategy deployment.  Dr Keivan Zokaei shares insights into how to create tomorrow aggressively whilst running today successfully.

To view this overview, please fill out the form details below and receive the overview link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

Lean Forum Virtual Meet-Up Nov

The Lean Forum exists to encourage the sharing of ideas on Best Practice, Continuous Improvement and lean through networking, visits and workshops.  We have groups in the Solent, Humber, West Midlands and South Wales but in this virtual world we are extending invites to companies across the UK & Ireland.

The meeting will be delivered via Zoom.

Guest Speaker: TBC

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Lean Forum Virtual Meet-Up September

The Lean Forum exists to encourage the sharing of ideas on Best Practice, Continuous Improvement and lean through networking, visits and workshops.  We have groups in the Solent, Humber, West Midlands and South Wales but in this virtual world we are extending invites to companies across the UK & Ireland.

The meeting will be delivered via Zoom.

Guest Speaker: TBC

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Lean Forum Virtual Meet-Up July

The Lean Forum exists to encourage the sharing of ideas on Best Practice, Continuous Improvement and lean through networking, visits and workshops.  We have groups in the Solent, Humber, West Midlands and South Wales but in this virtual world we are extending invites to companies across the UK & Ireland.

The meeting will be delivered via Zoom.

Guest Speaker: Simon Leonard, Global Director of Continuous Improvement, LGC Biosearch Technologies

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO DISCOVER EXCELLENCE – Virtual Training @ Boston Scientific

This three Day SHINGO DISCOVER EXCELLENCE workshop will be delivered online via Zoom between 24 & 26 May 2022 in 4.5 hr sessions between 13:00 & 17:30pm BST each day.

About the course

The workshop will be led by experienced Shingo facilitators Richard Guba, and you will hear first hand, how Shingo principles drive behaviour throughout the entire organisation to deliver world class results.

DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is the foundational workshop that introduces the SHINGO MODEL, the Shingo Guiding Principles and the Three Insights to Organisational Excellence. With active discussions this workshop will provide a highly interactive experience. It is designed to make your learning meaningful and immediately applicable as you discover how to release the latent potential in your organisation to enable you to achieve organizational excellence. It provides the basic understanding needed in all Shingo Workshops, therefore is a pre-requisite to them.

As a participant, you will:

LEARN and understand the Shingo Model.

DISCOVER the Three Insights of Organizational Excellence.

EXPLORE how the Shingo Guiding Principles inform ideal behaviours that ultimately lead to sustainable results.

UNDERSTAND the behavioural assessment process through an interactive case study and on-site learning.

How this is delivered:

The interactive online training consists of:

3x 4.5 hour sessions (13:00 & 17:30pm BST).
Over 3 days
Via Zoom Meetings (a Link will be provided on registration)
1 hour Coaching Follow Up – post workshop with your regional Shingo Facilitator

Why attend?

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

TPM Masterclass @ Accolade Wines – Face to Face

Join us for this 2 day Masterclass onsite at Accolade Wines which focuses on the Total Productive Maintenance model developed by S A Partners.
This workshop will explore both what and how to deploy an effective, systematic approach to TPM. We will not only look at the use of the appropriate Lean thinking tools and systems, we will also look at the leadership and engagement systems that will support sustainable change. This masterclass will include:
  • An introduction to TPM – theory & practice
  • A day in the life of an operator
  • Undertaking a TPM audit
  • Condition Appraisals
  • Refurbishment planning
  • Asset management
  • Problem solving
  • Gemba walks to test theory
  • Training & development for TPM
  • Leadership & behaviours
At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to develop your own high-level TPM action plan witht he support of the course leader. This course will also include a virtual visit/gemba.
How it is delivered:
Onsite Training
The training is delivered onsite at Accolade Wines over two days in 2 x 7 hour sessions. We will use case studies and activities to ensure the training is enjoyable, meaningful and relevant.
Coaching
Every candidate will receive 1:1 coaching support from one of our experienced trainers.
Experiential learning
You will practice what you have learnt by undertaking a real-life ‘Kaizen’ activity. You will then present this back as part of your accreditation.

Why attend?

You will understand how to develop and support TPM within your own organisation; how to use the 11 step model to make systematic and effective change. We will use both case studies and gemba walks to bring the theory into practice.

Making it Happen: The Art of Executing Strategy

Our research shows that one of the key missing elements in most organisations’ transformation journey towards excellence is successful strategy execution.

Effective strategy execution provides the mechanism to achieve the ideal results your organisation seeks, in the shortest possible time and with least possible resources and cost. Nonetheless, research shows that having an effective ‘strategic management process’ is one of the key hurdles to success in many organisations. A recent Harvard Business School article, claimed that 90 percent of businesses fail to reach their strategic goals, which is down to the gap between strategic planning and execution. Moreover, another HBS research illustrates that 95% of employees are unaware of, or do not understand, their company’s strategy.

Join us for this 2-hr webinar with our strategy deployment experts where you will find out more about popular deployment tools and techniques.

Not only, we will share insights into popular approaches such as OKRs, Hoshin and MIS/MOS, but also share ideas on how to socialise strategy within your teams to drive true ownership and widespread engagement. We will also cover how to build true cultural transformation by developing the habits and systems that enable success. There will be case studies and speakers from a number of blue chip companies such as S&P Global, Roche’, Mars, CARNE and many more.

Join us to find out how you can:

  • Align strategy at different levels using frameworks such as OKR’s, MIS/MOS, OGSM and Hoshin.
  • Engage teams in strategy deployment

Every participant will have the opportunity to join a 1:2:1 coaching session where we will ‘Make it Personal’. You can book this session during the initial workshop. The 1:2:1 session will help you identify an action plan aligned to your own organisation.

 

Agenda

  • Introduction – Megan James
  • Running today whilst creating tomorrow – Keivan Zokaei
  • Break Parallel Sessions 1

A: OKR’s Approach for Fast Acceleration – Per Lundquist

B: S&P Transformation Journey – Dina Patel

C: Critical Role of Strategy Deployment in Shingo Journey – Noel Hennessy

  • Breakout Parallel Sessions 2

D: Key characteristics of a successful transformation journey – Digital fitness and cultural readiness – Toby Hayles

E: Creating a Common Social Future – The importance of engagement in global strategy execution – Mark Fillingham

  • Summary Discussion – Key Takeaways – Garry Corbet
  • Panel Discussion
  • Wrap up & Close

This webinar is FREE to join, but there is the option to make a discretionary donation to our chosen charity MIND at the point of booking.

13:00 – 13:10 Introduction / Welcome Megan James
13:10 – 13:30 Running today whilst creating tomorrow Keivan Zokaei
(S A Partners)
13:30 – 13:55 Breakout Parallel Sessions 1
A
OKR’s Approach for Fast Acceleration – Per Lundquist (CARNE case study)
Facilitated by Keivan Zokaei
B
S&P Transformation Journey – Dina Patel (S&P)
Facilitated by Garry Corbet
C
Critical Role of Strategy Deployment in Shingo Journey – Noel Hennessy (Shingo Institute) Facilitated by Ailsa Carson
13:30 – 13:55 Breakout Parallel Sessions 2
D
Key characteristics of a successful transformation journey – Digital fitness and cultural readiness – Toby Hayles (Nintex) Facilitated by Keivan Zokaei
E
Creating A Common Social Future – The importance of engagement in global strategy execution – Mark Fillingham (S A Partners) Facilitated by Garry Corbet
14:20 – 14:30 Summary Discussion– Key Takeaways Garry Corbet (S A Partners)
14:30 – 14:55 Panel Q&A Dina Patel, Toby Hayles, Per Lundquist, Garry Corbet and Keivan Zokaei
14:55 – 15:00 Wrap up & Close Megan James

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Enterprise Excellence Masterclass – Virtual Nov

Join us for this three and a half day interactive Masterclass that has been designed to support you develop a culture of Continuous Improvement within your organisation.

High performing organizations have great leaders and excel in key management systems. These systems provide the framework for Enterprise Excellence.  On days 1 and 2 you will concentrate on developing your knowledge and understanding of these systems and how they can be deployed.  Day 3 will focus on you as a leader, the skills you need to lead your teams effectively, and how you can develop your teams capabilities to support you in your journey to Enterprise Excellence.

Key Benefits…

  • 3.5 days Virtual Training with expert facilitators
  • Electronic workbooks
  • Develop your personal roadmap
  • A free copy of The Essence of Excellence & Staying Lean
  • Soundwave Assessment & Report
  • 1/2 Day Coaching

Additional Benefits…

  • Every delegate will receive a free copy of The Essence of
    Excellence & Staying Lean (Normal Cost: £40)
  • A Soundwave Assessment & Report will be completed  following the workshop (Normal Cost: £250)
  • Every delegate will receive a 1/2 Day Follow Up Coaching  Session to support ongoing learning (Normal Cost £1200)

Enterprise Excellence Masterclass – Virtual Sept

Join us for this three and a half day interactive Masterclass that has been designed to support you develop a culture of Continuous Improvement within your organisation.

High performing organizations have great leaders and excel in key management systems. These systems provide the framework for Enterprise Excellence.  On days 1 and 2 you will concentrate on developing your knowledge and understanding of these systems and how they can be deployed.  Day 3 will focus on you as a leader, the skills you need to lead your teams effectively, and how you can develop your teams capabilities to support you in your journey to Enterprise Excellence.

Key Benefits…

  • 3.5 days Virtual Training with expert facilitators
  • Electronic workbooks
  • Develop your personal roadmap
  • A free copy of The Essence of Excellence & Staying Lean
  • Soundwave Assessment & Report
  • 1/2 Day Coaching

Additional Benefits…

  • Every delegate will receive a free copy of The Essence of
    Excellence & Staying Lean (Normal Cost: £40)
  • A Soundwave Assessment & Report will be completed  following the workshop (Normal Cost: £250)
  • Every delegate will receive a 1/2 Day Follow Up Coaching  Session to support ongoing learning (Normal Cost £1200)

Enterprise Excellence Masterclass – Virtual

Join us for this three and a half day interactive Masterclass that has been designed to support you develop a culture of Continuous Improvement within your organisation.

High performing organizations have great leaders and excel in key management systems. These systems provide the framework for Enterprise Excellence.  On days 1 and 2 you will concentrate on developing your knowledge and understanding of these systems and how they can be deployed.  Day 3 will focus on you as a leader, the skills you need to lead your teams effectively, and how you can develop your teams capabilities to support you in your journey to Enterprise Excellence.

Key Benefits…

  • 3.5 days Virtual Training with expert facilitators
  • Electronic workbooks
  • Develop your personal roadmap
  • A free copy of The Essence of Excellence & Staying Lean
  • Soundwave Assessment & Report
  • 1/2 Day Coaching

Additional Benefits…

  • Every delegate will receive a free copy of The Essence of
    Excellence & Staying Lean (Normal Cost: £40)
  • A Soundwave Assessment & Report will be completed  following the workshop (Normal Cost: £250)
  • Every delegate will receive a 1/2 Day Follow Up Coaching  Session to support ongoing learning (Normal Cost £1200)

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop December

with John Quirke

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop Sept

with John Quirke

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop July

with John Quirke

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop May

with John Quirke

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop

with John Quirke

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Shingo Build Excellence Workshop – Virtual Workshop

SHINGO Build Excellence Virtual Workshop delivered over four x half days will provide you with Shingo Certification

About the Workshop

This capstone workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences to solidify the knowledge and experience gained from the previous five Shingo workshops.

The BUILD EXCELLENCE*workshop demonstrates the integrated execution of systems that drive behavior toward the ideal as informed by the principles in the Shingo Model™. The workshop helps to develop a structured approach to execute a cultural transformation.

It builds upon a foundation of principles, using tools that already exist within many organizations. You will learn how to build systems that drive behavior that will consistently deliver desired results.

In this final Shingo workshop, you will:

  • DESIGN or create a system, guided by the Shingo Model, that changes behaviors to close gaps and drives results closer to organizational goals and purpose.
  • ANSWER the question: “How do I get everyone on board?”
  • UNDERSTAND the relationship between behaviors, systems, and principles, and how they drive results.
  • LEARN how KBIs drive KPIs, and how this leads to excellent results.

How this is delivered:

The interactive online training consists of:

  • Four x three and a half hour sessions (8:00AM – 11:30 CDT).
  • Over 4 days
  • Via Zoom Meetings (a Link will be provided on registration)
  • 1 hour Coaching Follow Up – post workshop with your regional Shingo Facilitator

SHINGO Forum Virtual Meet-Up

The Shingo Forum exists to encouraging the sharing of ideas and inspiration between organizations. This virtual networking group meets monthly and includes a guest speaker; interactive workshop and expert facilitation.

There is no cost to join, but to participate you need to have an interest in Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence. If you are interested in registering for the Forum please do email info@shingoforum.org

Join Now

This monthly virtual forum will provide you with a chance to hear from Shingo Facilitators, Examiners and Award-Winners.

  • Benchmarking
  • Sharing ideas & Inspiration
  • Networking (in a fun way – no selling!)
  • Discounts to Best Practice Visits
  • Access to Webinar Recordings & Resources

Guest Speaker: Robert Miller
Hosted By: John Quirke – Shingo Facilitator

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

TPM Masterclass @ Accolade Wines – Face to Face

Join us for this 2 day Masterclass onsite at Accolade Wines which focuses on the Total Productive Maintenance model developed by S A Partners.
This workshop will explore both what and how to deploy an effective, systematic approach to TPM. We will not only look at the use of the appropriate Lean thinking tools and systems, we will also look at the leadership and engagement systems that will support sustainable change. This masterclass will include:
  • An introduction to TPM – theory & practice
  • A day in the life of an operator
  • Undertaking a TPM audit
  • Condition Appraisals
  • Refurbishment planning
  • Asset management
  • Problem solving
  • Gemba walks to test theory
  • Training & development for TPM
  • Leadership & behaviours
At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to develop your own high-level TPM action plan witht he support of the course leader. This course will also include a virtual visit/gemba.
How it is delivered:
Onsite Training
The training is delivered onsite at Accolade Wines over two days in 2 x 7 hour sessions. We will use case studies and activities to ensure the training is enjoyable, meaningful and relevant.
Coaching
Every candidate will receive 1:1 coaching support from one of our experienced trainers.
Experiential learning
You will practice what you have learnt by undertaking a real-life ‘Kaizen’ activity. You will then present this back as part of your accreditation.

Why attend?

You will understand how to develop and support TPM within your own organisation; how to use the 11 step model to make systematic and effective change. We will use both case studies and gemba walks to bring the theory into practice.

Lean Management System – LEVEL 1 – Japan Study Tour

22 – 30 October 2022

due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.

Join the leading Lean Training Programme in Japan this October for an experience of a lifetime.

We are proud to offer you this unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience studying with Toyota gurus for one whole week in Japan.

The Lean Management System study tour covers a comprehensive view of Lean leadership and the Lean Production System. The tour provides you with an opportunity to study in Toyota’s own training centre with direct access to Toyota trainers and Toyota  production facilities.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to boost your leadership and management skills by learning from the very best in the world. You will also obtain your Certificate directly from Toyota. We have created a study week that combines intense learning with both fun and cultural immersion!

Understand Why and How to use LEAN

This Study Tour will provide you with a deep understanding of how to make the best use of Lean. This is a unique opportunity to visit Japan, Toyota, and some of their suppliers to train in Lean through seminars, Gemba visits, and participating in practical training at Toyota’s own training facility. The objective is to dig deep into the WHAT, WHY and HOW of Lean Thinking. What are the elements needed to run a successful Lean system? Why is it so popular in current thinking and How can it influence your own organization and support growth.

By understanding  the whole lean management system you will get an insight into what these leading Japanese companies are doing to compete in today’s fast changing environment.

You will learn to identify the tools and elements of Lean Methodology that can be applied to your own business to support profitable growth. The week in Japan will also provide an insight into Japanese culture and values.

Study Tour Package Includes:

  • Workshops and seminars
  • Study visits
  • Hotel Accommodation for the entire duration of the study visit
  • Local transfers in Japan
  • Full board Sunday – Friday
  • Farewell dinner

Costs & To Book

  • £6,500 plus VAT, due to new covid restrictions we can advise on flights but not book on your behalf, pricing has been adjusted accordingly.
  • Onsite Host Companies: 10% Discount on all Bookings
  • Group Discount: 10% Discount on 4 or more places

Need Help or Advice?

To book or for more Information:

For full terms and conditions and for details of our Company Insurance Policy please do contact us.

Any questions  regarding the training, the travel to or within Japan – please do give us a call on +44 (0) 23 9246 8978.

The study tour is being delivered by SA Partners LLP and Onsite Insights in partnership with C2U Group.

The training week will provide an invaluable insight into lean thinking. You will see it in action at Toyota and other leading-edge companies, where it originated and has matured over the last 100 years.

Learn the original thinking directly from former senior executives at Gifu Autobody, a Toyota-owned minivan manufacturer.  The Japanese sensei’s

(guru’s) will only teach based on real experience.

Time will be divided between the classroom, Gemba and practical workshops. The tour starts in the Nagoya region and ends in Tokyo, going from countryside to one of the largest cities in the world.

Day 1
Departure Europe

We depart from Europe and fly to Nagoya, Japan.

Day 2
Arrival and Tour Opening

Pick up/arrival in Nagoya and since it is a Sunday, we will take the opportunity to recover from jet lag and relax after the long flight by visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology where we also will have lunch. In the museum we can follow the Japanese industrial history from looms to robotics. After the visit we take the bus to travel to the destination of
the day, Kakamigahara, where we will stay until Friday. The day ends
with a common dinner and introduction of the week.

Day 3
Classroom Training

The first day of training introduces the Production System by our host for the week. A Japanese senior manager will lead us through Toyota Production System from a manager perspective. From values, mindset to specific tools and methods. This session will prepare the group in what we can expect from the study visits, from the practice and from the following sessions. Your overall
picture of the production system will be confirmed or completed. In the afternoon we go for a first study visit, guided by our sensei. Q&A.
Group dinner will follow.

Day 4
Plant Tour and more Training

Next day, we continue to dig deeper into aspects of the production system and the Toyota way of managing and leading. How are all the puzzle pieces connected? How is Kaizen work organized and performed? Etc. After lunch, we go for another study visit and if time allows, we will also end with a visit to a traditional knife maker. Group dinner will follow.

Day 5
Training

The fifth day we spend in the Training Center where Toyota train their own people. We will increase our knowledge of Kanban when the group take part in a Kanban Role Play and we will train in how to perform a productivity improvement task following the Toyota methods. Group dinner will follow.

Day 6
Study Visit and further Training

The sixth day will start with a study visit before spending the rest of the day with a final Q&A and concluding the learnings for the week. Presentation by all participants. Followed by our group dinner.

Day 7
Conclusion

The last day ends with a study visit. We do final reflections before we board the bullet train that will take us to Tokyo. Free evening in Tokyo.

Day 8
Sightseeing Day in Tokyo

You will end the tour with a Free day in Tokyo where we will support you with travel advice and sightseeing recommendations. This will be followed up by a team farewell dinner.

Day 9
Departure from Tokyo

We have an extensive network of world class companies and for more than 10 years have been bringing managers to Japan. Our host sites embody World Class Manufacturing and include:

  • Toyota Motors
  • Denso
  • Calbee Foods
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Sekisui Heim
  • Gifu Autobody
  • Nissan Motors
  • Ishii Food Corp.
  • Asahi Motors
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mazak
  • Pfizer
  • UD Trucks
  • Honda
  • Yamaha Marine
  • Mizawa Home
  • Suzuki
  • Isuzu Tokai

To find out more, you can email Ailsa Carson.

SHINGO: Half Day Introductory Workshop

with John Quirke

People are the only organisational asset with and infinite ability to increase in value’ The Shingo Institute.

Join us for this virtual workshop to discover why so many of the world’s leading organisations are embracing Shingo and the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence.

The Shingo Model is a proven philosophy and framework to move organisations towards sustainable ideal results.

In this half workshop we will introduce the origin and core philosophy behind the Shingo Model. We will review the process of challenging for a Shingo Prize and review what Shingo examiners look for.

We will hear from companies who have been successful in achieving Shingo recognition, but more importantly have achieved significantly improved business performance and improved their sites standing with their corporate stakeholders.

The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q&A and the sharing of experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why successful companies are using Shingo.
  • What it can do for your organisation and how it can support growth.
  • Understanding of the Shingo Model and Behaviours.

Who is this for?

Senior Managers, Operational Directors

Why Attend?

It will help you:

  • Understand the benefits to your organsiation of Shingo, and how it can support and drive organisational transformation.
  • Understand how Shingo provides a more sustainable model than traditional TPS & WCM as it focuses on Behaviours

Organisations who have adopted the Shingo principles, have seen an increased level of success in areas such as Costs (increased revenue, reduced inventory, reduced lead times etc), Safety & Quality ( zero lost time for accidents, reduction in scrap, defects and non-conformance), On Time in Full & New Product Introduction (increases in OTIF by as much as 95%  & NPI up to 100%).

More benefits of implementing Shingo can be found in our Shingo section.

graph showing 100% accomplished and 33% outstanding for the SHingo Discover Enterprise Excellence workshopcourse delvery

What have attendee’s thought of the Shingo Discover Excellence Workshop?

Attendee’s of our Shingo workshops have rated them very highly, with 98% having no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues.

  • 100% of all attendees rate our delivery as ‘Accomplished’.
  • 33% rate our delivery as Outstanding
  • 98% would recommend this course to a colleague

“Very good, enjoyed the course, looking forward to working on this in the future.”

“Very beneficial, thank you! Filled a gap in my understanding.”

“Challenging and excellent workshop, food for thought.”

A sample of companies who have attended the workshops:

 

Some of our Shingo Discover Excellence clients

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO Cultural Enablers Virtual Workshop – USA

This 3 x 4 hour virtual training workshop is SHINGO certified and will provide you with insights into the Cultural Enablers dimension.

About this Event

This interactive virtual workshop builds upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop.

It takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Cultural Enablers dimension:

• Respect Every Individual

• Lead with Humility

Cultural Enablers principles make it possible for people in an organization to engage in the transformation journey, progress in their understanding, and build a culture of organizational excellence. Organizational excellence cannot be achieved through top-down directives or piecemeal implementation of tools. It requires a widespread organizational commitment. The CULTURAL ENABLERS workshop will help you define ideal behaviors and the systems that drive those behaviors using behavioral benchmarks.

The workshop will be delivered by Colin Scott and Richard Guba, experienced SHINGO Facilitators.

For more information please do email: Events@sapartners.com

As a CULTURAL ENABLER participant, you will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of focusing on the Shingo principles and recognise where you could make improvements in your own organisation to improve systems and drive ideal behaviours.
  • Learn how to benchmark your performance against the best in the world by carrying out your own self-assessment based on the Shingo Model™ .
  • Learn from other organisations experiences as you take part in a range of hands on activities and group discussions.

The Shingo Model

You can find out more about the Shingo Model and download a copy of the Guide to the Shingo Model from our Shingo page.

shingo model

Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals from enterprises, big or small, from any sector, wanting to understand the essential ingredients needed to create a sustainable business Improvement culture.

Shingo Align Workshop – Virtual Training

This three(half day) virtual workshop integrates classroom and on-site experiences at a host facility to build upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop. It takes you deeper into the Shingo Model™ by focusing on the principles identified in the Enterprise Alignment dimension:

• Think Systemically

• Create Constancy of Purpose

• Create Value for the Customer

To succeed, organizations must develop management systems that align work and behaviors with principles and direction in ways that are simple, comprehensive, actionable, and standardized. Organizations must get results, and creating value for customers is ultimately accomplished through the effective alignment of every value stream in an organization. The ENTERPRISE ALIGNMENT workshop continues the discussion around defining ideal behaviors and the systems that drive them.

*DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is a prerequisite to this workshop.

For further information about this course please email: events@sapartners.com

The Future of Lean, Embracing Digital

This interactive workshop where we looked at how emerging technology can be used to unlock productivity and performance, by engaging all employees in CI. During the workshop process automation experts NINTEX who showed how organisations have embraced digital, the types of platforms available and how to get started with digital transformation.
Guest Speakers: Keivan Zokaei & Andrew Murphy

To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

TPM Masterclass (Virtual)

Join us for this 3 day Virtual Masterclass which focuses on the Total Productive Maintenance model developed by S A Partners.
This workshop will explore both what and how to deploy an effective, systematic approach to TPM. We will not only look at the use of the appropriate Lean thinking tools and systems, we will also look at the leadership and engagement systems that will support sustainable change.

This masterclass will include:

  • An introduction to TPM – theory & practice
  • A day in the life of an operator
  • Undertaking a TPM audit
  • Condition Appraisals
  • Refurbishment planning
  • Asset management
  • Problem solving
  • Gemba walks to test theory
  • Training & development for TPM
  • Leadership & behaviours

At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to develop your own high-level TPM action plan with he support of the course leader.
This course will also include a virtual visit/gemba.

How it is delivered

Virtual Training
The training is set up using Zoom Meetings in 3 x 4 hour sessions over three days.  This will be supported by self study.  We will use case studies and activities to ensure the training is enjoyable, meaningful and relevant.

Coaching
Every candidate will receive 1:1 coaching support from one of our experienced trainers.

Experiential learning
You will practice what you have learnt by undertaking a real-life ‘Kaizen’ activity. You will then present this back as part of your accreditation.

Why attend?

You will understand how to develop and support TPM within your own organisation; how to use the 11 step model to make systematic and effective change. We will use both case studies and gemba walks to bring the theory into practice.

TPM, the Foundation for Operational Excellence

The highly successful book for Total Productive Maintenance written by Peter Willmott, John Quirke and Andy Brunskill is now available to purchase at Waterstones. Titled Total Productive Maintenance, a foundation of Operational Excellence. The book provides the following 5 essential outputs:

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  • Provide a practical guide of how to deliver sustainable benefits using the TPM enabling system
  • Show how TPM can deliver your own Company’s vision, values and aspirations by positioning TPM as a foundational element of Sustainable Operational Excellence
  • Illustrate how TPM can align with systems thinking and ideal behaviours implicit in the Shingo Model™
  • Recognise that the digital and technologically driven Industry 4.0 revolution is just an enabler and that it is our people who will continue to make the difference
  • Understand the likely resource commitments of People, Money and Time of running your own in- house TPM Program & how to prepare a compelling cost / benefit business case.

The book is aimed at 3 target areas within a particular Business Enterprise, and these are The Continuous Improvement & Engineering Specialists,  the Business Leadership Team and the  ‘Practitioners’ at the sharp-end of that Business Enterprise to use the TPM System as the bottom up ‘enabling tool’ to help deliver the company’s business drivers , vision, values and culture.

A while ago, we published a series of TPM white papers to help readers gain a better appreciation that TPM is often a fundamental foundation of Operational Excellence and as such, is a key enabler to deliver the principles underpinning your own Company’s vision and aspirations, or for example- helping to deliver the principles embedded in the Shingo model.

Its aim was also help readers be better able to assimilate the likely resource commitments of People, Money and Time of running your own in- house TPM Program & how to prepare a compelling Cost / Benefit business case.

You can still download and read this series of articles by following the links below:

    1. Is the Effectiveness of your Equipment Assets your Weakest Link?
    2. What can the TPM Best Practice bring to the Operational Excellence Table?
    3. Delivering sustainable TPM
    4. The ‘Pinch-Point’ Solution for Delivering Operational Excellence
    5. Team Recognition through People
    6. How do you measure success in TPM?
    7. Applying TPM to different Sectors & their specific Production Facilities
    8. The 5th Founding Principle of TPM –Early Equipment Management (EEM)

Lean Forum Virtual Meet-Up May

The Lean Forum exists to encourage the sharing of ideas on Best Practice, Continuous Improvement and lean through networking, visits and workshops.  We have groups in the Solent, Humber, West Midlands and South Wales but in this virtual world we are extending invites to companies across the UK & Ireland.

The meeting will be delivered via Zoom.

This month’s session will be member-led, covering Problem Solving & Engaging Teams in Lean and Continuous Improvement.

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Lean Forum Virtual Meet-Up

The Lean Forum exists to encourage the sharing of ideas on Best Practice, Continuous Improvement and lean through networking, visits and workshops.  We have groups in the Solent, Humber, West Midlands and South Wales but in this virtual world we are extending invites to companies across the UK & Ireland.

The meeting will be delivered via Zoom.

This month’s session will be member-led, covering Problem Solving & Engaging Teams in Lean and Continuous Improvement.

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

Lean Forum Virtual Meet-Up

The Lean Forum exists to encourage the sharing of ideas on Best Practice, Continuous Improvement and lean through networking, visits and workshops.  We have groups in the Solent, Humber, West Midlands and South Wales but in this virtual world we are extending invites to companies across the UK & Ireland.

This month we have the pleasure of welcoming Noel Hennessy (Lake Region Medical, S A Partners). Noel will be discussing his new book ‘Human Lean’

The meeting will be delivered via Zoom.

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO Forum Virtual Meet-Up

The Shingo Forum exists to encouraging the sharing of ideas and inspiration between organizations. This virtual networking group meets monthly and includes a guest speaker; interactive workshop and expert facilitation.

There is no cost to join, but to participate you need to have an interest in Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence. If you are interested in registering for the Forum please do email info@shingoforum.org

Join Now

This monthly virtual forum will provide you with a chance to hear from Shingo Facilitators, Examiners and Award-Winners.

  • Benchmarking
  • Sharing ideas & Inspiration
  • Networking (in a fun way – no selling!)
  • Discounts to Best Practice Visits
  • Access to Webinar Recordings & Resources

Guest Speaker: Marianela Alfaro, Business Excellence Leader, Hologic Costa Rica – SHINGO Prize Award Winning Site 2022
Hosted By: John Quirke – Shingo Facilitator

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO Forum Virtual Meet-Up April

The Shingo Forum exists to encouraging the sharing of ideas and inspiration between organizations. This virtual networking group meets monthly and includes a guest speaker; interactive workshop and expert facilitation.

There is no cost to join, but to participate you need to have an interest in Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence. If you are interested in registering for the Forum please do email info@shingoforum.org

Join Now

This monthly virtual forum will provide you with a chance to hear from Shingo Facilitators, Examiners and Award-Winners.

  • Benchmarking
  • Sharing ideas & Inspiration
  • Networking (in a fun way – no selling!)
  • Discounts to Best Practice Visits
  • Access to Webinar Recordings & Resources

Guest Speaker: Amayas Benkaroun – IPSEN

Hosted By: John Quirke – Shingo Facilitator

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops

SHINGO Forum Virtual Meet-Up

The Shingo Forum exists to encouraging the sharing of ideas and inspiration between organizations. This virtual networking group meets monthly and includes a guest speaker; interactive workshop and expert facilitation.

There is no cost to join, but to participate you need to have an interest in Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence. If you are interested in registering for the Forum please do email info@shingoforum.org

Join Now

This monthly virtual forum will provide you with a chance to hear from Shingo Facilitators, Examiners and Award-Winners.

  • Benchmarking
  • Sharing ideas & Inspiration
  • Networking (in a fun way – no selling!)
  • Discounts to Best Practice Visits
  • Access to Webinar Recordings & Resources

Guest Speaker: Sean Kelly, Abbott Diagnostics Division
Hosted By: John Quirke – Shingo Facilitator

Can’t make this workshop?  Then fill in the form below to get notification of our next planned Shingo workshops