Licensed Affiliate since 2008, the first in Europe
The ‘Nobel Prize of Manufacturing’
Our involvement in this prestigious award has gathered pace in recent years as the number of companies seeking recognition or assessment against the global Shingo standard has increased.
The Manufacturing Institute is not only the first partner of the Shingo Institute in Europe but has helped more organisations achieve recognition than any other Shingo affiliate, including the first two sites recognised in Europe, Ultraframe and BAE Systems, and the first 3 full Shingo Prize Winners in Europe, Abbott Vascular, Depuy Synthes and Newsprinters Eurocentral results.
The Shingo Model™ is not just another initiative;
it is a new way of thinking.
However, it is hard to maintain and sustain momentum. Each new tool becomes another possible solution or “best practice” only to create confusion that often results in the “sugar high” – a temporary boost in results accompanied by a fleeting feeling of victory. People begin to believe that sustainable solutions are not only elusivebut that each new initiative eventually becomes “flavour-of-the-month” and leaves unfulfilled aspirations.
The Shingo Model™ is not an additional program or another initiative to implement; rather, it introduces Shingo Guiding Principles on which to anchor your current initiatives and to fill the gaps in your efforts towards ideal results and enterprise excellence.
- Respect Every Individual
- Lead with Humility
- Seek Perfection
- Embrace Scientific Thinking
- Focus on Process
- Assure Quality at the Source
- Flow & Pull Value
- Think Systemically
- Create Constancy of Purpose
- Create Value for the Customer
How do we support businesses that want to adopt the Shingo Model?
Our approach at The Manufacturing Institute is to transfer the knowledge that we have built over decades of working with manufacturers of all sizes, sectors, challenges and motives. We do not believe one size fits all – we work with your project champions and leadership teams to identify a bespoke route for your particular needs to achieve your strategic objectives. Our practitioners have unrivalled experience in supporting manufacturers on their Enterprise Excellence journey. Typically we offer the following support:
- Introduction to the Shingo Model
- Facilitated practical workshops to define a road-map
- Best Practice visits and Study Tours
- Coaching the Leadership team and project champions
- On-site support for implementing the road-map
- Benchmarking Assessments
- Challenge support for the Shingo Prize