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Two-Day Workshop for Using Shingo Assessment to Drive Lean Transformation

June 12–14, 2012, at UL in Northbrook, IL

Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 13:15

(UL: Northbrook, IL) -- UL Knowledge Services, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and an authorized educational partner of The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, is offering a two-day workshop on the Shingo model and the principles behind the Shingo Prize philosophy and approach. The workshop, “Principles of Operational Excellence and Assessment,” will be held June 12–14, 2012, at the UL facility in Northbrook, Illinois.

This two-day workshop will help participants reach an understanding of the Shingo model and the underlying principles behind The Shingo Prize philosophy and approach. Participants will learn and gain experience in aligning their organizational principles and core values with their systems. There will be group activities that help develop skills in assessing alignment and addressing misalignments by embedding principles into work and management systems.

In addition, participants will develop a comprehensive working knowledge of The Shingo Prize application guidelines, which include the criteria and methods for assessing the progress an organization has made in its lean transformation. By completing this training, participants will learn how to use the Shingo model and guidelines to complete internal self-assessment that will clearly identify areas for focus and improvement in the entire organization.

This two-day workshop begins with a comprehensive overview of the Shingo model and its key elements, enabling all participants to reach a common level of understanding. The workshop combines several learning modules with hands-on activities that enhance learning. Participants will be grouped into assessment teams and visit a host facility where they will work through each step of the assessment process: preparation through initial desk assessment, visiting the workplace to observe and interview, team discussion and assessment, and creating a feedback report.

Who would benefit from this workshop?

Those who want to use the Shingo assessment to drive lean transformation and results in their organization, including:
• Executive leaders
• General managers, department managers, plant managers
• Team members of materials, quality, and engineering departments
• Administrative management, staff, and team leaders
• Sales and customer relations staff
• Supplier management and staff

Participants should have basic lean training and experience.

Workshop location:
UL Knowledge Services
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

Register by phone at (888) 503–5536.

Custom and private workshops and round-table discussions are available. Contact ulknowledgeservices@ul.com or visit www.ulknowledgeservices.com for more information.

Course offerings from UL and The Shingo Prize are available online at www.ulknowledgeservices.com and www.shingoprize.org.


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Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services, and Verification Services. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 96 countries.