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Shingo Publication Award

This award recognizes and promotes writing that has had a significant impact and advances the body of knowledge regarding operational excellence. The Shingo Institute is most interested in recognizing thought leadership.


Award Criteria

Submissions are assessed based on the following criteria:
Types of accepted submissions include:

Reviews, re-statements, second editions, textbooks and/or edited versions are generally not considered. All works must be published at the time of submission. Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year.


Publication Award Recipients

Sep 2017 The Lean Machine Dantar Oosterwall
Sep 2017 The Work of Management Jim Lancaster
Sep 2017 Lean Math: Figuring to Improve Mark Hamel and Michael O'Connor
Feb 2017 The Toyota Way to Service Excellence Jeffrey K. Liker and Karyn Ross
Nov 2016 Card-based Control Systems for a Lean Work Design Matthias Thürer, Mark Stevenson, Charles Protzman
Aug 2016 Achieving Safe Health Care Jan Compton, MS-HCAD, BSN, RN, CPHQ
2 Second Lean Paul Aker
The GBMP Management Engagement DVD Series Bruce Hamilton
The Lean Farm Ben Hartman
Management on the Mend John Toussaint
Lean-Driven Innovation Norbert Majerus
How to Do a Gemba Walk Michael Bremer
Developing Lean Leaders Jeffrey K. Liker
Lean for the Long Term William H. Baker, Jr. & Kenneth Rolfes
Building the Fit Organization Daniel Markovitz
2015 The Lean Prescription Dr. Patricia Gabow & Philip Goodman
Lead With Respect Michael Ballé & Freddy Ballé
The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare Steve Hoeft & Robert Pryor
Rising Above It All John Lee
Lean Epiphanies Gary Conner
Toyota's 8-Steps to Problem Solving Robert H. Goldsmith
Improvement Kata Bruce Hamilton & Bill Costantino
Customer Focused Process Innovation David Hamme
Building a Global Learning Organization Patrick Graupp, Gitte Jakobsen, John Vellema
Sales Process Excellence Michael Webb
Creating a Kaizen Culture: Align the Organization, Achieve Breakthrough Results, and Sustain the Gains Jon Miller, Mike Wroblewski, Jaime Villafuerte
Fixed-Cycle Smoothed Production Improves Lean Performance for Make-to-Stock Manufacturing Peter M. Bernegger & Scott Webster
The Guide to Achieving STEEEP Health Care: Baylor Scott & White Health's Quality Improvement Journey David J. Ballard
Beyond Heroes: A Lean Management System for Healthcare Kim Barnas
2014 Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation Karen Martin & Mike Osterling
The Lean Management Enterprise: A system for daily progress, meaningful purpose, and lasting value McKinsey & Company
Lean Engineering: The Future has Arrived J.T. Black & Don T. Phillips
Accounting in the Lean Enterprise Gloria McVay, Frances Kennedy, Rosemary Fullerton
Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience Paul Plsek
Perfecting Patient Journeys: Improving Patient Safety, Quality, And Satisfaction While Building Problem-Solving Skills Judy Worth, Tom Shuker, Beau Keyte, Karl Ohaus, Jim Luckman, David Verble, Kirk Paluska, Todd Nickel
Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability Keivan Zokaei, Hunter Lovins, Andy Wood, Peter Hines
Achieving STEEEP Health Care David J. Ballard, Neil S. Fleming, Joel T. Allison, Paul B. Convery, Rosemary Luquire
The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results Adil Dalal
Lean Leadership for Healthcare: Approaches to Lean Transformation Ronald Bercaw
The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development Katherine Radeka
People: A Leader's day-to-day Guide to Building, Managing, and Sustaining Lean Organizations Steve Gran, Robert Martichenko, Walt Miller, Roger Pearce
Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements Mark Graban & Joseph E. Swartz
2013 A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve your Personal Performance Daniel Markovitz
Anatomy of a Lean Leader Jerry Bussell
Design for Operational Excellence Kevin Duggan
Leading and Managing the Lean Management Process Gene Fliedner
Lean Done Right: Achieve and Maintain Reform in Your Healthcare Organization Thomas G. Zidel
Lean-Led Hospital Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future Naida Grunden & Charles Hagood
Lean Sustainability Dennis Averill
Leveraging Lean in Healthcare: Transforming Your Enterprise into a High Quality Patient Care Delivery System Charles Protzman, George Mayzell MD, Joyce Kerpchar
Own the Gap Mike Martyn & Bryan Crowell
Personal Kanban James Benson & Tonianne Barry
Potent Medicine John Touissant
Single Patient Flow: Applying Lean Principles in Healthcare Dr. Sami Bahri & Bruce Hamilton
Taking Improvement from the Assembly Line to Healthcare, The Application of Lean with the Healthcare Industry Ronald Bercaw
The 7 Kata Conrad Soltero & Patrice Boutier
The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs Josef Oehman, Bohdan Oppenheim, Deborah Secor, Eric Norman, Eric Rebentisch, Joseph Sopko, Marc Steuber, Rick Dove, Kambiz Moghaddam, Steve McNeal, Mark Bowie, Mohamed Ben-Daya, Wolf Altman, John Driessnack
The Lean 3P Advantage Allan Coletta
The Outstanding Organization Karen Martin
The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare: Improving Patient Care Using Toyota Based Methods Naida Grunden
The Psychology of Lean Improvements Chris Ortiz
2012 Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream Robert Martichenko & Kevin von Grabe
Lean Office and Service Simplified: The Definitive How-to Guide Drew Locher
Lean principles, learning, and knowledge work: Evidence from a software services provider Bradley R. Staats, David J. Brunner, David M. Upton
Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries Raymond C. Floyd
On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry John Touissant & Roger A. Gerard
The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization Pascal Dennis
The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement Jeffrey K. Liker & James K. Franz
The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership Jeffrey K. Liker & Gary Convis
Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center’s Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience Charles Kenney
Work That Makes Sense: Operator-Led Visuality Dr. Gwendolyn D. Galsworth
2011 Toyota Under Fire: Lessons for Turning Crisis into Opportunity Jeffrey K. Liker & Timothy N. Ogden
Stories From My Sensei: Two Decades of Lessons Learned Implementing Toyota-Style Systems Steve Hoeft
Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness, and Superior Results Mike Rother
Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining your Lean Transformation Steven C. Bell & Michael A. Orzen
Toast: Value Stream Mapping Video GBMP
Follow the Learner Dr. Sami Bahri
The Lean Manager Michael and Freddy Ballé
Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering Bohdan W. Oppenheim, Earll M. Murrnan, Deborah A. Secor
Breaking Through to Flow Ian Glenday

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