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The Lean Turnaround Action Guide

2018-04-25


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dominic Bria

Shingo Institute

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Email: dominic.bria@usu.edu


The Lean Turnaround Action Guide by Art Byrne Receives Shingo Publication Award

 

Summary: After trained examiners and accomplished business professionals performed a thorough assessment of his work, Art Byrne has been selected as a recipient of an internationally recognized award from the Shingo Institute, a program in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. The author will receive the award at the Shingo International Conference occurring April 28–May 3, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


LOGAN, Utah — The Shingo Institute, a program in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has awarded Art Byrne with the Shingo Publication Award for his book, The Lean Turnaround Action Guide. Byrne has more than 30 years’ experience leading over 30 companies in 14 countries in implementing Lean strategy. While CEO of The Wiremold Company, he led an intense Lean implementation that resulted in Wiremold being awarded a Shingo Prize.


“Receipt of the Shingo Publication Award signifies an author's significant contribution and practical application to the body of knowledge regarding enterprise excellence,” said Ken Snyder, executive director of the Shingo Institute.


By “challenging” or applying for an award, authors invite a group of accomplished professionals and trained examiners from the Shingo Institute to thoroughly review their publications. Shingo examiners select recipients based on a rigorous set of standards.


While many companies have attempted to become Lean, few have captured the full promise of this better way of business. In this compelling sequel to The Lean Turnaround, Lean pioneer Art Byrne draws from his 30 years of experience leading Lean in more than 30 companies and guides readers through a step-by-step transformation. The reader is given a unique look into how a veteran Lean CEO applies the principles of work to takt time, one-piece flow, standard work, and flow, combined with an abiding respect for people and relentless drive to boost value through continually delivering more value to the customer.


The basic objective of the action guide is to give CEOs a live comparison between what they are doing now and what their results could look like if they made the Lean turnaround. Unlike any other Lean books that teach elements of operational excellence, The Lean Turnaround Action Guide provides detailed financial results from making the switch to Lean that should, and has, gotten the attention of any CEO who is trying to improve the performance of his/her company. It shows CEOs what is possible if they make the Lean turnaround in a way that they understand and does so in a way that is not only easy to read but answers all the normal questions that a CEO would have to deal with in making the Lean turnaround. By setting this book in a company based on his experience, the author is able to identify and guide readers through the many challenges they will face on their successful Lean turnaround.


Jim Womack, coauthor of Lean Thinking and The Machine That Changed the World, says, “In The Lean Turnaround Action Guide, Art Byrne offers a priceless gift to the reader: the exact process he has followed in turning around dozens of companies over 30 years. Some readers can simply paint by the numbers. Others may need to modify or even improve Art’s process. But no organization’s leaders reading this book can claim they have failed to act for lack of knowing what needs to be done and how to do it.”


Michael Ballé, author of Lead with Respect and The Gold Mine, adds, “An absolute must-read for any executive interested in how Lean is a full business strategy.”


Art Byrne will receive his award at the awards ceremony during the Shingo Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on April 28–May 3, 2019. The conference is a week-long event featuring a selection of workshops, plant tours, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions designed to provide ongoing knowledge, insights, and experience for organizations in pursuit of operational excellence.


About the Shingo Institute

The Shingo Institute is home of the Shingo Prize, an award that recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that fosters continuous improvement. A program in 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. Dr. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world’s thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Production System.


Drawing from Dr. Shingo’s teachings and years of experience working with organizations worldwide, the Shingo Institute developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for its several educational offerings, including workshops, study tours and conferences. Workshops are available in multiple languages through the Institute’s licensed affiliates. For more information on workshops, affiliates, or to register to attend the next Shingo Conference, please visit www.shingo.org.


About the Shingo Institute

Housed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world's thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Business System. Drawing from Shingo's teachings and years of experience working with organizations throughout the world, the Shingo Institute has developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for several educational offerings including workshops, study tours and conferences. It also awards and recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that continually strives for improvement and progress. Those interested in more information or in registering to attend the 30th International Shingo Conference may visit www.shingo.org.