Shape your culture to drive operational excellence.

Shingo European Conference

November 20-21, 2019 | Regensburg, Germany

Conferences and summits keep your continuous improvement efforts fresh and invigorated. Conferences are larger and apply to any industry. Summits are smaller and focus on specific industries.


Your Shingo Journey

Every organization’s Shingo Journey is different but should contain activities of three types: Training, Sustainment, and Assessment.


Training activities are for both initial learning and deeper learning of Shingo tenets.



Sustainment activities keep your continuous improvement efforts fresh and invigorated.



Assessment activities provide benchmarks for your organization’s evolution. They tell you how your organization is doing so you can figure out what to work on next.


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Below are samples of what typical Shingo Journeys look like.


About the Shingo Institute


To improve the process of improvement by conducting cutting edge research, providing relevant education, performing insightful enterprise assessment, and recognizing organizations committed to achieving sustainable world-class results.


Based on timeless principles, we shape cultures that drive organizational excellence.


Few individuals have contributed as much to the development of the ideas we call TQM, JIT and lean as did Shigeo Shingo. Over the course of his life, Dr. Shingo wrote and published 18 books, eight of which were translated from Japanese into English. Many years before they became popular in the Western world, Dr. Shingo wrote about the ideas of ensuring quality at the source, flowing value to customers, working with zero inventories, rapidly setting up machines through the system of “single-minute exchange of dies” (SMED) and going to the actual workplace to grasp the true situation there (“going to gemba”). He worked extensively with Toyota executives, especially Mr. Taiichi Ohno, who helped him to apply his understanding of these concepts in the real world.

Always on the leading edge of new ideas, Dr. Shingo envisioned a collaboration with an organization that would further his life’s work through research, practical-yet-rigorous education and a program for recognizing the best in enterprise excellence throughout the world. In 1988, Shingo received his honorary Doctorate of Management from Utah State University and, later that year, his ambitions were realized when the Shingo Prize was organized and incorporated as part of the university. While the Shingo Prize remains an integral part of what we do, our scope has expanded to include various educational offerings, a focus on research and a growing international network of Shingo Institute Licensed Affiliates.