SHINGO RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION AWARD
Please note the following important changes:
There is now a new category section that must be chosen when applying for the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. The applicant must choose if the submission is 1) New Knowledge and Understanding of Operational Excellence OR 2) Extension of Existing Knowledge and Understanding of Operational Excellence. In addition, there is a new category in the award criteria: Premise.
SUBMISSION PROCESS AND AWARD CRITERIA
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.
Research or publications submitted should provide new theory or novel application. Reviews, re-statements, textbooks, and/or edited versions will generally not be considered.
Submit requirements 1 through 4 via electronic copy to email@example.com.
1. Research Award Application Form – provides information about authors and submitted work
2. Research Award Criteria Questionnaire – detailing how the work meets the criteria
3. Abstract – maximum one page in length
4. Author Biography – maximum two pages in length
5. Copies of the work as defined in the table below
6. Application Fee as defined in the table below
|Format||Application Fee*||Number of Copies|
|Applied Publications/Multimedia Programs||$400||8|
* $50 nonrefundable handling fee is included in each listed price. Submissions that do not pass the pre-screening process will be refunded the application fee, less the handling fee.
** Maximum length 30 pages double-sided, with bibliography in Modern Language Association (MLA) standard at end of article.
Contact Kayla Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the application forms.
The Shingo Prize uses a principle-based model that is divided into four primary categories: (1) Cultural Enablers, (2) Continuous Process Improvement, (3) Consistent Lean Enterprise, and (4) Business Results. All submissions for the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award should fit into one or more categories and contribute to the philosophy inherent in The Shingo Prize Model.
Submissions are assessed based on the following criteria: Content, Potential for Significant Impact, Premise, and Presentation. See below for the complete criteria.
Research and Professional Publication Award Criteria
If in category 1 (New Knowledge and Understanding of Operational Excellence)
a. Applies operational excellence concepts to a new/different/under-developed environment/business domain
b. Describes/articulates how to achieve a transformative or breakthrough operational excellence/lean concept; and does so from a unique perspective
c. Contributes new insight/concept/practices for enabling continuous improvement
d. Provides a deeper understanding or new theory of operational excellence and/or lean principles
e. Includes a focus on front-line associates, senior management engagement
f. Applies operational excellence from principle/system perspective
g. Represents or encourages scientific thinking
If in category 2 (Extension of Existing Knowledge and Understanding of Operational Excellence)
a. Provides evidence of sustainable operational excellence/lean
b. Describes operational excellence success with minimal investment or bureaucratic obstacles to change
c. Expands knowledge of effective operational excellence/lean approaches for improving work; does not merely address analysis/study of work
d. Builds on/enhances original work
e. Addresses effects of supportive/unsupportive conditions for operational excellence/lean implementation
f. Presents edifying, actual case studies that (preferably) identify the organizations and people involved
g. Provides a body of operational excellence work that offers new insight by, for example, articulating a multi-dimensional view of operational excellence/lean or draws on multiple perspectives of operational excellence/lean
1b. Potential for significant impact
a. Has widespread application
b. Is relevant to practitioners
c. Adds value to current body of operational excellence knowledge
d. Provides useful and practical information
e. Provides guidance for achieving sustainable performance improvements
f. Is engaging and thought provoking, providing new motivational insights
a. Is the author's intended premise important? Why?
b. Does the author achieve the premise he/she intended? How?
a. Has clearly stated and realized objectives
b. Uses an appropriate level (frequency and nature) of practical examples
c. Is specific in terms of who, what, why, and how
d. Is well referenced, grounded, and data-based
e. Has a distinctive organization and style that will attract target audience
f. Is visually appealing (especially if multi-media)
g. Contains compelling, clear, precise, and error-free writing that avoids jargon
The examination process has four steps:
1. Submissions are reviewed for merit to determine if further review is warranted.
2. Meritorious submissions are distributed for review by members of The Shingo Prize Board of Examiners.
3. The reviews and group consensus are given to the Research Award Steering Committee.
4. The Steering Committee validates each review and releases the final recommendation to The Shingo Prize staff.
Decisions by the Steering Committee are final and are not subject to appeal. Challengers will receive written feedback along with their recipient status notification.
Submissions are accepted continuously throughout the year, and recognition is also given continuously. Formal recognition is given each year at the Annual International Shingo Prize Conference.
All applications, author information, commentaries, and evaluation information are held confidential. All individuals involved with the review, handling, and processing of application reports sign a nondisclosure agreement which is kept on file at The Shingo Prize office. Examiners are assigned in such a manner that conflicts of interest are avoided.
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