Leading and Managing the Lean Management Process Receives the Shingo Research and Professional Publcation Award
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Logan, Utah–Leading and Managing the Lean Management Process by Gene Fliedner received The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award per the recommendations of the Shingo Board of Research Examiners.
Mr. Fliedner said that his book addresses Lean, its commitment to continuous improvement, and its ability to quickly adapt. He said Lean must be viewed holistically and systematically, being comprised of four key components; leadership, culture, teamwork, as well as the widely described practices and tools. His book examines these components.
“Gene Fliedner and I began discussing this book years ago, when I worked for another publisher and when Lean concepts were just beginning to receive attention from the operations and supply chain community. Gene was clearly ahead of the curve on this subject when we first spoke although he had not yet begun writing the book, which partly explains why our initial negotiations then ceased. Shortly after I began working for Business Expert Press in 2010 I contacted Gene and learned that in the interim he had indeed begun working on and refining his book--and that he was now ready to seek a publisher for it. I told Gene that, with his approval, Business Expert Press would be delighted to be his publisher--and he accepted our offer. I knew that Gene's expertise on the subject of Lean would guarantee that we published an excellent book. I'm thrilled to learn now that his book has been honored with the prestigious Shingo Prize,” Scott Isenberg, Executive Acquisitions Editor of Business Expert Press, said.
Mr. Fliedner is to receive The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award from the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, which is part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. The mission of The Shingo Prize is to create excellence in organizations through the application of universally accepted principles of operational excellence and to empower people and transform organizational culture.
Mr. Fliedner will be awarded The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award at the 25th Annual International Conference on May 6-10, 2013. The awards gala is the conclusion to this four-day operational-excellence-centered event featuring a selection of workshops, plant tours, keynote speakers and breakout sessions that will provide ongoing knowledge, insights and experience for organizations on their transformation for operational excellence.
The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award recognizes and promotes research and writing regarding new knowledge and understanding of lean and operational excellence. Awards are given in four categories: (1) books (monographs), (2) published articles, (3) case studies, and (4) applied publications/multimedia programs.
“The Shingo Prize is a recognition program that identifies those doing exceptional work in business improvement,” Robert Miller, Executive Director of The Shingo Prize said. “The intent is to motivate others to learn from them”
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