24th Annual Shingo Prize Conference
A World Standard for a Global Economy
As the global economy becomes more tightly knit, The Shingo Prize has emerged as a world standard for operational excellence. Organizations that prove performance at this increasingly higher standard, demonstrate to the world that they are capable of competing with the very best. These companies are building lasting cultures based on timeless principles of operational excellence.
with lessons from leading experts who will share how sustainable cultural transformation is achieved through principle-based leadership.
|Pre-Conference Workshops:||Monday and Tuesday, April 30 – May 1, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Opening Social:||Tuesday, May 1, 7 – 9 p.m.|
|Main Conference:||Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 – 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.|
|Awards Ceremony/Gala:||Thursday, May 3, 5 – 9:30 p.m.|
|Plant Tours:||Friday, May 4, morning half day|
Pre-registration is open!
Pre-registrants will get first option of choices as schedule becomes available.
Build your own conference experience to fit your needs and time schedule. Choose to come to the main conference one or both days, add the pre-conference workshops, stay for our lean plant tours – the choice is yours.
The Main Conference: What’s included:
Opening social, a hot breakfast and lunch both days, keynotes, breakout sessions, networking sessions, best practices, book signing sessions and more.
The main conference kicks off Tuesday evening, May 1, with the opening social featuring special guests, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, book signings, networking/exhibit areas and more. Then both days, Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 – 3, conference registrants benefit from dynamic learning sessions and an impressive lineup of lean principle-centered speakers.
This year’s well-balanced program features keynote addresses from CEOs of leading worldwide organizations, plus a great selection of in-depth knowledge sessions from a variety of industry leaders, authors and Shingo Prize recipients. At your request we’ve added expanded networking opportunities allowing for increased one-on-one time with speakers and fellow conference attendees on various stages of their lean journeys.
Invited speakers include:
Ron DeFeo, CEO, Terex
Thomas Hartman, President and Managing Director, Autoliv South America
Alan Mayne, General Manager of Manufacturing, Daimler
Barry Pennypacker, CEO and President, Gardner Denver
Niall Sheehan, Senior Consultant, Dell
Billy Taylor, Plant Manager, Goodyear
John Toussaint, MD, Founder and President, ThedaCare
Optional one- or two-day workshops: Monday and Tuesday, April 30 – May 1.
Principles of Operational Excellence & Assessment
The Neuroscience of Continuous Improvement
Every Leader a Teacher
Optional Fireside Chat Sessions: Wednesday evening, May 2.
Featuring prominent thought-leaders in a small group setting. Registration is limited.
Plant Tours: Optional half-day plant tours:
Friday, May 4
Time: 7:30 a.m. – Noon (including travel time)
All plant tour participants are subject to prior approval by the tour host who reserves the right to deny approval to any participant. All participants' contact information will be provided to tour hosts. This includes the facilities that host the assessment portion of the Principles of Operational Excellence and Assessment workshop. No laptops, cameras or bags are allowed, including cell phones or personal devices with camera capabilities. No open-toed/open-heeled shoes or high heels are permitted. Non- English speaking groups should provide their own translator. All participants must have a form of government-issued identification, such as a passport. In some cases, you may be required to sign a non- disclosure form before entering or touring the facility. Participants may be asked to provide proof of citizenship. Tour buses leave on time from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. No last-minute substitutions allowed. The Shingo Prize cannot be responsible for events that happen beyond its control this includes, but is not limited to, delays, cancellations, denied entry, weather, etc.