Why Shingo? Principles of the Missing Basics


Larry Anderson, President, ResourceSyncing, Plano, TX, USA


Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing, Shingo Model





Corporate leaders around the world invest substantial time and money on change initiatives that achieve positive results but are unable to sustain the momentum or gains. Leaders eventually learn (the hard way) that Lean tools (ie SMED, 5S, kanban, value stream mapping, TPM etc.) are not independently capable of effecting lasting change. It doesn’t take many such cycles of trying and failing for associates to feel jaded, frustrated and burnt out. On the other hand, organizations that anchor their improvement initiatives to principles – or understand the “why” behind the “how” and the “what” – experience significantly different results.

This is where the Shingo Model comes in. The Shingo Model™ is not an additional change initiative to implement. Rather, it provides Ten Guiding Principles on which to anchor your current initiatives and fills the gaps in your efforts towards enterprise excellence. The five Shingo workshops teach people about the model and its guiding principles well enough to use them in their work every day. Join us for this session to get a thorough understanding of how you can put The Shingo Model & Guiding Principles to work in your company and transform your organization's culture to one of continuous improvement and operational excellence.

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January 31, 2019
Speakers’ Orientation Meeting:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
6 PM-7 PM

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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.