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The 29th International Shingo Conference provides a low-stress learning atmosphere where leaders and managers can learn from transformation gurus. Find the right combination of culture, systems and tools to improve your results. Attend this conference to change the way you think about continuous improvement.

Past attendees have included leaders and managers from manufacturers, healthcare providers, finance and insurance industry leaders, to name a few. Any leader or manager looking for sustainable results should attend.

AGENDA



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Monday, April 24
07:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration
Registration & Information Desk
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Workshop - Monday & Tuesday

DISCOVER EXCELLENCE

10:00 am - 10:30 am Networking Break
Networking Break
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch
Networking Lunch
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Networking Break
Networking Break
Tuesday, April 25
07:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration
Registration & Information Desk
07:30 am - 05:30 pm DISCOVER EXCELLENCE Go-and-See

Day 2: Go-and-See (Offsite)

08:00 am - 05:00 pm Workshop

Six Sigma Innovation

08:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop

How The Birkman Method Strengthens The Shingo Cultural Enablers Principle

08:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop

Value Stream Management for Transactional and Back Office Processes

09:30 am - 03:30 pm McKinsey Capability Center

Experience the McKinsey Capability Center

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch
Networking Lunch
01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Workshop

Meta Change Management: A Business Transformation Model

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Workshop

Improvement Kata Fast Start

06:30 pm - 09:00 pm Awards Gala & Social

Awards Gala & Social

Wednesday, April 26
07:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration
Registration & Exhibitors Open
08:00 am - 08:50 am Keynote: Ken Snyder

Leveraging the Shingo Model

09:00 am - 09:50 am Keynote: Jim Lancaster

The Real Work of Management

09:50 am - 10:20 am Networking Break
Networking Break
10:20 am - 11:30 am Keynote: Don Tracy

Culture Drives Behavior

11:40 am - 12:30 pm Master Track
Master Track: Panel Discussion with DENSO Team
11:40 am - 12:30 pm Special Topic: Brad Bossence

Special Topic: Warehouse Engagement - Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

11:40 am - 12:30 pm Special Topic: Carlos Scholz

Special Topics: Creating a Principle-based Daily Management System in Healthcare

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch & Learn

Roundtable Discussions

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm Systems: Sam Kang
Systems Track: Lean Management System & Problem Solving
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Research: Barbara Flynn

Leveraging Fitness and Lean Bundles to Build the Cumulative Performance Sand Cone Model

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm Master Track: Gary Peterson
Master Track: One-Piece Flow
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Research: Shannon Flumerfelt

Thriving in Complexity

Thursday, April 27
08:00 am - 08:50 am Breakout: Joanne Deys

What to Expect During a Shingo Site Visit

08:00 am - 08:50 am Special Topic: Freda Ross

Shifting Paradigms: Leading by Example in the Lean Resource Office

09:00 am - 10:00 am Principles: Pat Garrahy

Principles: A Five-Year Transformation - Rottapharm's Operational Excellence Journey

09:00 am - 10:00 am Research: Tina Agustiady & Elizabeth Cudney

Total Productive Maintenance: Implementation and Application

10:00 am - 10:30 am Networking Break
Networking Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am Research: George Easton
11:00 am - 11:30 am Research: Rick Edgeman
11:30 am - 01:00 pm Lunch & Learn

Roundtable Discussions

01:00 pm - 01:50 pm Keynote: Brent Harder

4+1: The Power of Habits to Sustain the Gains!

02:20 pm - 03:10 pm Keynote: Nigel Blenkinsop
Jaguar Land Rover's Lean Journey
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm Keynote: Amir Ghannad

Leveraging Culture to Transform Organizations

04:30 pm - 04:45 pm Wrap Up: Ken Snyder
Shingo Moment
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm Fireside Chat: Ritsuo Shingo

My Leadership

Friday, April 28
07:00 am - 02:00 pm Tour

Dish Network

08:30 am - 12:00 pm Tour

Lockheed Martin


Call for Presentations

REGISTRATION


Pricing for Main Conference

Discover Excellence Workshop (Mon/Tues)
$1595
Main Conference (Early-Bird Pricing until February 3)
$1200
Full-day Workshops (Tues)
$795
Half-day Workshops (Tues)
$495
Site Tours (Fri)
$295
Fireside Chat with Ritsuo Shingo (Th)
$295

** Student & Active Military Price: $450 (Package 1)

SPEAKERS


Keynote Speakers

  • Nigel Blenkinsop's Photo'
    Nigel Blenkinsop

    Director of Operations, Jaguar Land Rover

  • Amir Ghannad's Photo'
    Amir Ghannad

    Senior Director, Campbell North America

  • Brent Harder's Photo'
    Brent Harder

    Head of Business Process Improvement, Bank of New York Mellon

  • Jim Lancaster's Photo'
    Jim Lancaster

    Chief Executive Officer, Lantech.com

  • Kenneth Snyder's Photo'
    Kenneth Snyder

    Executive Director, Shingo Institute

  • Don Tracy's Photo'
    Don Tracy

    Vice President, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.

Concurrent Speakers

  • Tina Agustiady's Photo'
    Tina Agustiady

    President & CEO, Agustiady LLC

  • Brad Bossence's Photo'
    Brad Bossence

    Vice President, LeanCor Supply Chain Group

  • Elizabeth Cudney's Photo'
    Elizabeth Cudney

    Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Joanne Deys's Photo'
    Joanne Deys

    VP Global Sales & Operations Planning, Stanley Black and Decker

  • George Easton's Photo'
    George Easton

    Associate Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management, Emory University

  • Rick Edgeman's Photo'
    Rick Edgeman

    Director of Research, Shingo Institute

  • Rick Fleming's Photo'
    Rick Fleming

    Senior Associate, C. I. Associates

  • Shannon Flumerfelt's Photo'
    Shannon Flumerfelt

    Associate Professor, Oakland University

  • Barbara Flynn's Photo'
    Barbara Flynn

    Richard M. and Myra Louise Buskirk Professor of Manufacturing Management, Indiana University

  • Gwendolyn Galsworth's Photo'
    Gwendolyn Galsworth

    President, Visual Thinking Inc.

  • Patrick Garrahy's Photo'
    Patrick Garrahy

    Managing Director, Meda, Rottapharm Ltd

  • Sam Kang's Photo'
    Sam Kang

    Managing Director, TD Ameritrade

  • Douglas Leonard's Photo'
    Douglas Leonard

    Director of Consulting Services, Strategic Solutions International

  • Rafael Padilla's Photo'
    Rafael Padilla

    CI Manager, Heineken

  • Gary Peterson's Photo'
    Gary Peterson

    Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, O.C. Tanner Company

  • Freda Ross's Photo'
    Freda Ross

    Master Fellow, MemorialCare Health System

  • Carlos Scholz's Photo'
    Carlos Scholz

    AVP, Organizational Innovation and Effectiveness, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

  • Ritsuo Shingo's Photo'
    Ritsuo Shingo

    President, Institute of Management Improvement

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS



LOCATION

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-0000

TRAVEL

Marta Map: https://martaguide.com/rail-station-map/
* From ATL airport get on Red or Gold north-bound line and exit at Peachtree Center Station. There is a covered walkway that connects to the Marriott Marquis.
Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)

HOTEL

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Shingo Group Rate: $175/night
Reservations

PARKING
INTERNET

Complimentary wifi for Marriott Rewards members.
Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2hOB1gF

THINGS TO DO
  • Peachtree Center Mall
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • CNN Center
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • Georgia Dome
  • Mercedes Benz Stadium
  • Philips Arena
LOCATION

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-0000

TRAVEL

Marta Map: https://martaguide.com/rail-station-map/
* From ATL airport get on Red or Gold north-bound line and exit at Peachtree Center Station. There is a covered walkway that connects to the Marriott Marquis.
Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)

HOTEL

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Shingo Group Rate: $175/night

PARKING
INTERNET

Complimentary wifi for Marriott Rewards members.
Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2hOB1gF

THINGS TO DO
  • Peachtree Center Mall
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • CNN Center
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • Georgia Dome
  • Mercedes Benz Stadium
  • Philips Arena