The Shingo Study Tour to Europe is scheduled for September 8-14, 2013. This tour provides a unique opportunity for executives to experience first-hand world-class performance across Europe with six intensive days of learning across the United Kingdom.
Facilitated by some of Europe’s leading thinkers on operational excellence, the tour will combine practical examples of world class operations with the very latest global thinking.
The context for the tour will be based around the principles of the Shingo model, focusing on customer satisfaction and profitability; quality, cost and delivery; lean-core operations; and leadership and empowerment enablers.
Price: $9,200 USD
Register three or more and receive a 10 percent discount.
Reserve your seat with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit.
Includes hotel, plant visits, The Shingo Prize Executive Education Workshop, extended time with tour guides and The Shingo Prize instructors, buses and some meals.
What will you gain from the tour?
Inspiration from the strategies deployed by global manufacturers to achieve excellence
Insight into world class standards and systems
applied across key aspects of manufacturing performance
in different European markets
Understanding of systems, tools and techniques that are truly transformational
Solutions that you can apply directly to your company to make massive ROI impact
The tour will be highly focused to maximize factory exposure, but also includes dedicated time to develop personalized solutions and apply what you have learned to your own environment. You will also exchange ideas and experiences with like-minded high-calibre executives, an exclusive networking opportunity.
Visit some of Europe’s best Operational Excellence sites (subject to change)
Jaguar Land Rover, Liverpool
An iconic British brand is now one of the UK's fastest growing manufacturers, doubling its workforce to 3,000 people in the past 18 months. The Halewood Factory has a reputation for excellent manufacturing quality and produces the new Range Rover Evoque and Freelander Models. It is recognized throughout the industry as a center of excellence for lean manufacturing. The site demonstrates superb policy and strategy deployment at all levels of the organization.
Leyland Trucks, Lancashire
Leyland Trucks is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PACCAR and is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of high-quality light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks. In August 2011 Leyland Trucks received the Shingo Bronze Medallion, only the third UK company ever to receive a Shingo award, which identified their supply chain management and world-class behaviors as international best practice.
Unipart Rail, Cheshire
Unipart Rail combines extensive engineering and logistic experience with industry-leading supply chain and lean expertise. This gives Unipart a unique approach, combining product supply, manufacturing, and solutions for lean and the supply chain. The site is well recognized as an exemplar for enterprise alignment.
Siemens Electronics Manufacturing, Amberg
Participants will have the rare opportunity to visit Electronics Manufacturing Amberg (EWA), part of the Siemens Automation and Drives Group employing 1,000 people. Recently named Europe's Best Factory, the site has low-cost production, brings innovative products to market and has an advanced approach to flexible, customer-focused production with outstanding quality results. You will see how it achieves world-class results in development quality, process quality, and product quality.
The site in Flintshire is Airbus’s center of excellence for wing manufacturing, responsible for the sub-assembly and manufacturing of large components and wing assembly for the entire Airbus family. Over 5,000 people are employed on the site, which is involved in wing skin milling, wing box assembly and full wing equipping. The factory was purpose built to create effective flow in the manufacturing of these huge structures and provides an unusual example of manufacturing large-scale products in a lean environment. The site is also pioneering the use of new carbon fiber technologies to improve product performance.
A uniquely structured learning opportunity
Tailored Application Workshops
Tailored Application Workshops will draw out the learning from each visit, delivered by a range of leading lean experts from the UK. These workshops will review the principles observed at each visit and consider their wider application to your business. It will help you to crystallize your own thoughts and identify opportunities and solutions for improvements in your organization.
Your Tour Leaders
Robert Miller is executive director of The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence
located at Utah State University. Mr. Miller’s vision and leadership is transforming The
Shingo Prize into an organization known for thought‐leadership in sustainable enterprise
improvement. His commitment to the highest standards of excellence are raising
the bar and substantially elevating the stature of Shingo Prize recipients.
Eilish is a Shingo Prize Examiner and leads Practitioner Services at The Manufacturing Institute. She has an enviable record of introducing significant efficiency and cultural change programmes across a range of organizations. She has been at the helm of many transformation programmes that have delivered dramatic cultural change and huge performance improvements. In 2004 she was awarded an OBE for her work to introduce lean transformation in parts of government.