House of Commons Hosts First UK Operational Excellence Network
The very first UK based Operational Excellence Network took place at the House of Commons last month, organised by The Manufacturing Institute (TMI). The event was hosted by Graham Evans MP and brought together approximately 80 senior manufacturing professionals with a view to achieving transformational change within their business.
The event gave attendees the perfect opportunity to embrace the latest thinking on how to embed the Shingo principles into their operations. Lake Region, the latest company to successfully introduce the Shingo Model, has found considerable success as a result at its New Ross site and were on hand to discuss how they benefitted from the courses principles. Other like-minded professionals were also on hand to discuss their experiences of the model.
Some of the most significant speakers at the Operational Excellence Network included Julie Madigan (CEO, The Manufacturing Institute), John Harris (Vice President, Lake Region Medical), Cliff Ransom (Chair of the Board of Governors for The Shingo Prize), Noel Hennessy (Continuous Improvement Director, Lake Region Medical) and Neville Chamberlain (Chairman The Manufacturing Institute).
The Shingo Prize Model essentially provides manufacturing companies with a blueprint for operational excellence and as a result, it is becoming globally renowned and adopted by companies across the world. It is based on the principles developed by Dr. Shigeo Shingo and the most effective manufacturing processes across the globe. It has been educating, supporting and recognising operational excellence at manufacturing firms since 1998.
TMI is the only UK educational partner of the Shingo Model and is therefore responsible for introducing the model to companies across the United Kingdom and Ireland. To find out more, simply click this link to visit their site.