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Shingo Institute


2016 International Shingo Conference Set to Be the Largest Ever

April 25–29, 2016, in Washington, DC

Published: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:39

(Shingo Institute: Logan, UT) -- The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, will hold its 28th International Shingo Conference on April 25–29, 2016, in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Washington Downtown Hotel and Convention Center.

Past Shingo International Conferences have drawn more than 800 attendees and featured industry leaders as speakers. The main subjects of the summit are the ways in which leaders and managers can improve their organizations.

Historically, attendees have been mostly local business leaders and managers from manufacturing companies, as well as an increasing number of executives from health care, finance, and other industries. All speakers at the conference will be experienced corporate officers and consultants who improved companies dramatically using principles of the Shingo Model.

Speakers include:
• Doug Friesen, chief operating officer of The Crosby Group
• Bill Baker, president of Speed To Excellence
• Steve Hoeft, chief of operations excellence at Baylor, Scott & White Health
• Dwane Lay, vice president of customer experience at Dovetail Software
• Brad Parsons, chief executive officer at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
• Skip Steward, chief improvement officer at Baptist Memorial Health

Topics discussed at this year’s Shingo International Conference will include:
• How to transform health care processes with ideas from your associates
• The role of lean in achieving operational excellence in health care
• How to align your lean initiative to maximize full business potential
• How to build excellence
• Elements of the Shingo Model and how they can work at your organization

Also in attendance at the conference will be representatives from Shingo licensed affiliates who offer workshops on how to use the Shingo Model to shape an organization’s culture to foster continuous improvement and constancy of purpose. Shingo Institute-licensed affiliates are listed at Shingo.org/affiliates.

For further details on the Shingo International Conference, visit the Shingo Institute website.


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Shingo Institute

Housed at 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. Drawing from Shingo’s teachings and years of experience working with organizations throughout the world, over the past 28 years the Shingo Institute has developed the Shingo Model which is the basis for several educational offerings including workshops through its nine licensed affiliates in multiple languages. For more information on the workshops, affiliates or to register to attend the International Shingo Conference, visit www.shingo.org.