Pentair Technical Products Receives a Shingo Silver Medallion
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Reynosa, Mexico– Pentair Technical Products, Reynosa site have been awarded The Shingo Silver Medallion.
“The benefits of the Shingo model is that there is a truly change in the organization, everyone is engaged and aligned,” said Juan Olvera, Production Superintendent at Pentair, Reynosa site.
Pentair Technical Products is a leading provider of enclosures and thermal management systems designed to protect critical electronics and the people who use them. The Reynosa site employs over 980 people at its 336,00 sq. ft. campus for manufacturing. The Reynosa site is divided into two major businesses: Electrical business and Electronic business.
The Reynosa site began its lean journey in 1997 and started to introduce some of the basic lean tools such as 5’s, Kaizen and others. After starting their journey 15 years ago, the Reynosa site now has engaged the hearts and minds of its employees into the lean world.
Pentair Technical Products, Reynosa site, is to receive a Shingo Silver Medallion from The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, which is part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. The mission of The Shingo Prize is to create excellence in organizations through the application of universally accepted principles of operational excellence and to empower people and transform organizational culture.
Pentair Technical Products, Reynosa site will be awarded The Shingo Silver Medallion at the 24th annual Shingo Prize Awards Gala, during the Annual International Conference on April 30 - May 4, 2012. The awards gala is the conclusion to this four-day operational-excellence-centered event featuring a selection of workshops, plant tours, keynote speakers and breakout sessions that will provide ongoing knowledge, insights and experience for organizations on their transformation for operational excellence.
The Shingo Prize’s intent of assessing organizations is to evaluate the degrees to which organizations are aligned with the principles of operational excellence represented in the Shingo model, according to Robert Miller, the executive director of The Shingo Prize.
He said the Shingo Model is a way of thinking and transforming culture. It is represented in a diagram made up of two elements; the “house of principles” and the “diamond of transformation.”
“The model helps teach guiding principles, which are universal and timeless,” he said. “As practitioners and leaders come to understand these principles they become powerful organizational leaders.”
The transformation diamond diagram is a systematic approach to building a culture of operational excellence by aligning employee behaviors with correct principles, he said.
“The Shingo Prize is a recognition program that identifies organizations doing exceptional work in business improvement,” he said. “The intent is to motivate others to learn from them. The prize focuses on building excellence throughout the entire business enterprise. To achieve The Shingo Prize, organizations compete against the most rigorous standards in the world, rather than against each other.”
For more information or to register for the conference, visit the events section of the Shingo website.