PyMPSA Plásticos y Materias Primas Receives International Recognition for Operational Excellence

April 17, 2015

LOGAN, Utah – The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has awarded PyMPSA Plásticos y Materias Primas with the Shingo Silver Medallion.

“Receipt of the Shingo Silver Medallion signifies not only an organization’s mastery of tools and techniques, but also that it has developed mature systems for improving an organization's operations,” said Mark Baker, executive director at the Shingo Institute. “Those organizations are beginning to align their systems and the collective behaviors of their people with principles and are well on their way to achieving enterprise excellence.”

The Shingo Silver Medallion is the second of three awards bestowed on organizations by the Shingo Institute. The highest achievement is the Shingo Prize.

PyMPSA, with more than 25 years of experience manufacturing medical devices, is the largest medical device manufacturing company in México and one of many companies that belong to PiSA Group, the biggest Mexican pharmaceutical company. PyMPSA owns 80% of the Mexican market selling around 500,000 medical devices daily, including IV sets, urine bags, dialysis bags, hemodialysis devices, epidural anesthesia kits, etc.

“Our road toward operational excellence has been hard, but at the same time, full of satisfactions. We made the right decision to embrace the Shingo Model™ in order to pursue operational excellence,” said Rafael Franco, industrial engineering/lean manager at PyMPSA. “We are excited to continue on this path that will never end.”

PyMPSA has noted a number of significant improvements, including a 70% PPM improvement, 98.5% on-time delivery, 30% lead time reduction, 30% safety incidents reduction, as well as a 60% sales growth in three years.

By “challenging” or applying for an award, organizations invite a group of accomplished professionals and trained examiners to thoroughly review their culture and operations. The examiners evaluate the challengers based on a rigorous set of standards and the Shingo Institute awards the organizations according to their assessment results.

PyMPSA will receive the award during the Awards Gala of the 27th Shingo International Conference held the week of May 4-8, 2015. 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 their pursuit of operational excellence.

About the Shingo Institute

Housed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer 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 Business System. Drawing from Dr. 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 27th International Shingo Conference may visit

About PyMPSA

PyMPSA has a presence in over 20 countries in Europe; Asia; and Central, South and North America, through the exportation of its own products, manufacturing of products for third parties with their own brand, and “tailor-made” OEM (original equipment manufacturer) products for other major international companies. PyMPSA’s major clients include international companies as well as Mexican government institutions. The public health system in Mexico is PyMPSA’s largest client, but PyMPSA also supplies to several private hospitals in less than 24 hours, through 23 distribution centers in Mexico.

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