The Shingo Model™ has been adopted by hundreds of the world’s most-admired companies. Shingo Workshops provide practical insights and instruction, so you can use its guiding principles to achieve a culture of sustainable excellence in your organization.
This two-day virtual workshop integrates online classroom and virtual site experiences at a host facility to build upon the knowledge and experience gained in the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE* workshop. It focuses on the Systems and Tools diamonds in the Shingo Model™.
Our host site will make history, as we Go and Observe the workings of P&F Costa Rica Flower Farms!
*DISCOVER EXCELLENCE is a prerequisite to this workshop.
Virtual Workshop Information
Tue, December 8, 2020, 8:00AM – 5:00 PM [MDT]
Wed December 9, 2020, 8:00AM - 5:00PM [MDT]
Dr. Gerhard Plenert, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Former Director of Executive Education for the Shingo Institute
Drew Butler, Shingo Licensed Affiliate & Shingo Certified Facilitator
Javier González, PXS Global Director of Operations
Registration Fee: $1,150 per person for attendees in the U.S.
Developing Country Discount codes will be honored at check-out
This is the second workshop in the series. It begins by explaining that all work in an organization is the outcome of a system. Systems must be designed to create a specific end objective; otherwise, they evolve on their own. Systems drive the behavior of people, and variation in behavior leads to variation in results. Organizational excellence requires well designed systems to drive ideal behaviors that are required to produce sustainable results.
You will join facilitators Dr. Gerhard Plenert and Drew Butler on a Virtual Go & Observe walk where they will take us step by step thru a host site’s journey and discuss the successes and problems they have faced along their way. This workshop's host site is a first for Shingo Workshops: P&F Costa Rica Flower Farms!
Watch the video tour!
In this workshop, you will:
- Discover three types of essential systems.
- Explore five required communication tools for each system.
- Learn how to create and use system maps.
- Understand system standard work and how it drives improvement.
Who should attend?
Senior leaders and Continuous Improvement professionals who have completed the Shingo DISCOVER EXCELLENCE workshop are encouraged to attend. The workshop is ideal for any professional seeking to create a sustainable culture of continuous business improvement for their organization.
Your Workshop Facilitators
Dr. Gerhard Plenert
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Former Director of Executive Education for the Shingo Institute
Dr. Gerhard Plenert is the former director of executive education at the Shingo Institute at Utah State University, has more than 30 years of professional experience in organizational change helping companies and government agencies strive for enterprise excellence by utilizing the Shingo Model to drive cultural transformations. Dr. Plenert is an internationally recognized expert in supply chain management; Lean/Six Sigma; quality and productivity tools; and in working with and creating leading-edge planning and scheduling methods. His experience includes significant initiatives with companies like Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Shell, Aramco, Sony, Cisco, Microsoft, Seagate, NCR Corporation, Ritz-Carlton, the US Air Force, and numerous other branches of the US Department of Defense.
Shingo Licensed Affiliate & Shingo Certified Facilitator
Drew Butler is a Senior Shingo Examiner, Licensed Affiliate and Certified Facilitator with over 30 years of operations experience in various roles of increasing responsibility in the Aerospace, Industrial, Consumer Products and Mining industries with companies such as Curtiss Wright, SPS Technologies and OC Tanner. During his tenure at Curtiss Wright, Mr. Butler was responsible for leading the development and implementation of the CW Way Lean Operating System throughout the company globally. Mr. Butler has worked with the Shingijutsu Consulting Group for over 15 years as a Senior Lead Examiner with the Shingo Institute in Utah. In this capacity, Drew travels the world evaluating world class facilities in manufacturing, medical devices and consumer products that have applied for the Shingo Prize.
PXS Global Director of Operations
About P&F Costa Rica Flower Farms
P&F Costa Rica Flower Farms is located in the tropical lands of Central America with a unique blend of climatic regions that provide optimal natural conditions for growing outstanding flowers and foliage. Since 1986, they have been passionate about growing and exporting first quality Dutch bulb flowers and the most amazing variety of tropical flowers and foliage. P&F was the first lily and tropical flower farm to be certified Rainforest Alliance in 2007. They are committed safeguarding the well-being of their people, protecting natural resources and promoting eco-friendly agricultural practices.