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“The Routledge Companion to Lean Management” by Torbjørn Netland and Daryl Powell Receive Shingo Research Award
Summary: After trained examiners and accomplished business professionals performed a thorough assessment of this work, Dr. Torbjørn H. Netland and Dr. Daryl J. Powell have been selected as recipients of an internationally recognized award from the Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. The editors will receive the award at the European Shingo Conference occurring October 16-20, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
LOGAN, Utah — The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has awarded Torbjørn H. Netland, Ph.D. and Daryl J. Powell, Ph.D. with the new Shingo Research Award for editing the book, “The Routledge Companion to Lean Management.” Dr. Netland is professor and chair of production and operations management at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Dr. Powell is the Lean Program manager at the Subsea Division of Kongsberg Maritime AS in Norway and an adjunct professor at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, also in Norway.
“Receipt of the Shingo Research Award signifies an author's significant impact and contribution to advancing the body of knowledge regarding operational excellence,” said Ken Snyder, executive director of the Shingo Institute.
By “challenging” or applying for an award, authors invite a group of accomplished professionals and trained examiners from the Shingo Institute to thoroughly review their research. Shingo examiners select recipients based on a rigorous set of standards.
Interest in the phenomenon known as Lean has grown significantly in recent years. This is the first volume to provide an academically rigorous overview of the field of Lean management, introducing the reader to the application of Lean in diverse settings, from the production floor to sales and marketing, from the automobile industry to academic institutions. The volume collects a total of 40 contributions from over 70 well-known Lean experts and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. It is divided into three parts: the Lean enterprise, Lean across industries, and a Lean world. The book is an excellent resource for business and management students as well as academics, scholars, practitioners and consultants interested in what the editors call "the lean world."
Niklas Modig, a researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, says, "When Quincy Jones produced the song ‘We Are the World,’ written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, he gathered what he called 'the super group.' The most admired singers in the world contributed with their best tones in ONE song. This is a book where Netland and Powell have done the very same thing, but on the 'lean arena.' They have gathered the most admired 'lean singers' in the world where everyone contributes with their best 'lean tones.' This is a megahit! Enjoy the rhythm!"
The editors will receive the award at the awards ceremony during the European Shingo Conference in Brussels, Belgium on October 16-20, 2017. The conference is a five-day event featuring a selection of workshops, plant tours, keynote speakers and breakout sessions designed to provide ongoing knowledge, insights and experience for organizations in pursuit of operational excellence.
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 International Shingo Conference, please visit www.shingo.org.
Housed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo. 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 Business System. Drawing from Shingo's teachings and years of experience working with organizations throughout the world, the Shingo Institute has developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for several educational offerings including workshops, study tours and conferences. It also awards and recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that continually strives for improvement and progress. Those interested in more information or in registering to attend the 30th International Shingo Conference may visit www.shingo.org.