All topics discussed by eminent speakers at the European Shingo Conference in Copenhagen will relate to lean processes, strategies for leadership and implementation
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has set November 30 through December 2, 2016 as the dates for the European Shingo Conference. The purpose of this conference is for attendees to hear leaders in manufacturing, healthcare, services and other industries speak about their experiences with the principles, behaviors and systems that enable organizations to achieve excellence.
Along with site tours of local companies, topics of the conference will include six sigma innovation, the relationship between HR and continuous improvement, creating a principle-based culture, embedding the Shingo Guiding Principles and other similar topics. Some of the prominent speakers at the conference include:
- Håkan Forss from King
- Christian Houborg from H. Lundbeck A/S Denmark
- Seán Kelly from Abbott Diagnostics (2016 Shingo Prize recipient)
- Shahir Rona from Novo Nordisk A/S
- Kenneth Snyder from the Shingo Institute
- Billy Taylor from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
- Ida Gremyr from Chalmers University of Technology
- Marc Noppen from University Hospital Brussels
- Mustafa Kemal Altay from Bosch
Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the conference by visiting http://shingo.org/events/europe.
During the conference gala, there will be two awards presented to these recipients:
- Lake Region Medical of Ireland
- Matias Thurer and Charles Protzman, authors of Card-based Control Systems for a Lean Work Design
Attendees of the European Shingo Conference will have ample opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals in a highly relevant and social atmosphere. With plenty of networking opportunities throughout each day, attendees will be able to develop new contacts and beneficial relationships. They'll also be able to infuse their organizations with the Shingo Model™ to help transform their cultures to make continuous improvement a reality.
Past attendees of the conference have reported various benefits from attending. To maximize these benefits, the Shingo Institute recommends that organizations send three or more leaders and/or managers to the event. Experience has shown that this maximizes the likelihood that the principles learned at the conference will be incorporated in the culture, behavior and systems of the organization.
About the Shingo Institute
The Shingo Institute is home of the Shingo Prize, an award that recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that fosters continuous improvement. Part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer and Toyota advisor, Shigeo Shingo. Dr. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world's thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Production System.
Drawing from Dr. Shingo's teachings and years of experience working with organizations worldwide, the Shingo Institute developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for its several educational offerings, including workshops, study tours and conferences. Workshops are available in multiple languages through the Institute's licensed affiliates. For more information on workshops, affiliates, or to register to attend the European Shingo Conference, please visit www.shingo.org.
CONTACT: Dominic Bria
SOURCE Shingo Institute - Utah State University