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Your Shingo Journey

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

Training

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


Sustainment

Sustainment activities keep your continuous improvement efforts fresh and invigorated.


Assessment

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.


Below are samples of what typical Shingo Journeys look like.

HOW WILL YOURS COMPARE?

ORGANIZATION

1

Shingo Model booklet downloaded and distributed to leaders and managers
Send a leader and managers to the Shingo Conference
Shingo Insight assessment to benchmark culture
Send some managers to Discover Excellence workshop
Same managers to Cultural Enablers workshop
Send a leader and managers to Shingo Summit for Manufacturing
Shingo Insight assessment to gauge progress
Leader and manager to one of the Shingo Study Tours
ORGANIZATION

2

Lean processes already started
Send some managers to earn Lean Bronze certification
Send other managers to Shingo Summit for Manufacturing
Send all managers and two leaders to the Shingo Conference
Send interested managers to Discover Excellence workshop
Shingo Insight assessment to expose gaps
Challenge for the Shingo Prize
Managers to Continuous Improvement & Results workshop
ORGANIZATION

3

Internal assessment using Shingo Insight
Shingo Model booklet distributed to all managers
Visual Management course online for managers
Managers and leaders to the Shingo Conference
Managers and group leaders to Discover Excellence workshop
Managers attend Continuous Improvement workshop
Managers attend Enterprise Alignment & Results workshop
Send a leader to one of the Shingo Study Tours