This year, the Shingo Prize will celebrate its 25th anniversary of the Prize. GBMP, educational partner of The Shingo Prize in the Northeast, is sponsoring its 9th annual regional Shingo conference in September on beautiful Cape Cod.
The theme this year is “True North – set your course and make waves”.
“True North,” an idiom that emerged from Toyota twenty years ago, connotes the compass for Lean transformation, a set of guiding principles that give purpose and direction to the technical aspects of operational excellence. Two decades later, while many organizations have gained a modest benefit from Lean technical improvements, the power of True North principles has eluded them. Most have hit plateaus well below their potentials, unable to sustain improvement and receive the full benefits of Lean transformation.
But a few organizations outside of Toyota have emerged as True North beacons; companies that have learned Lean tools are necessary, but not sufficient to create sustainable improvement. The 2013 Northeast region Shingo Prize Conference will focus on successful application of True North principles, bringing together managers, shop floor teams, and industry experts from these successful North American lean transformations to share their True North success stories – the obstacles they faced in setting a new course to world class
and the success they gather once on course.
Learn more and register here
Read what others have said about the annual event:
"This was my first time to this conference and my experience here was amazing. I've learned so much and feel I can go back to work with a better understanding on how to direct my lean thinking at my job and excel."
"What a great 2 days! Lots of information, people sharing; loved the focus on Made in America. It made us feel good about our lean efforts."
"I have only recently begun my personal Lean journey and was impressed not only by the work that has been done and the improvements that have been made but also by the willingness of others to share the things that have worked, that have not worked and most of all the humility displayed by those who have come the furthest. Thank you for the knowledge, the tools and the honor of witnessing such amazing companies and practices. I look forward to the next, and the next and all of your conferences after that."
"Great format offered a broad selection of topics, workshops and exceptional speakers"
"We found the Lean Lounge very informative. It's nice to share information and get information, learn from others going through the process and realize we're not alone in our struggles."
"As close to perfect as a conference gets!"
"Another fantastic conference. This was my third one and I'm already looking forward to next year."
"I've been to many conferences and many breakout sessions that don't meet my expectations. This was NOT the case at the NE Shingo Prize Conference. All sessions met or exceeded my expectations! Great job!"
Early bird discounts expire on December 31st and May 15th. Don't delay. Register soon and save!