US Synthetic Shingo Build Excellence Virtual Workshop - November

Wednesday, November 17 2021 8:00 AM - Thursday, November 18 2021 5:00 PM [MST]

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Wednesday, November 17 2021 8:00 AM - Thursday, November 18 2021 5:00 PM [MST]

This two-day virtual capstone workshop integrates virtual classroom and virtual on-site experiences at a host facility to solidify the knowledge and experience gained from the previous five Shingo workshops.


Virtual Workshop Information



Wednesday, November 17, 8:00AM – 5:00 PM [MT]

Thursday, November 18, 8:00AM - 5:00PM [MT]



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


Registration Fee: $1,350/person


The BUILD EXCELLENCE* workshop demonstrates the integrated execution of systems that drive behavior toward the ideal as informed by the principles in the Shingo Model™. The workshop helps to develop a structured approach to execute a cultural transformation. It builds upon a foundation of principles, using tools that already exist within many organizations. You will learn how to build systems that drive behavior that will consistently deliver desired results. The workshop addresses the Shingo Model in its entirety by developing a structured approach that will accelerate a cultural transformation. 

One of the best features of Shingo workshops are the Go & Observe activities. Renowned Shingo Facilitators Gerhard Plenert and Drew Butler will take you on a virtual tour of our host site with an on-site representative, where you’ll have the opportunity to see Shingo Principles in action in a real-world setting. 

In this final Shingo workshop, you will:

  • Design or create a system, guided by the Shingo Model, that changes behaviors to close gaps and drives results closer to organizational goals and purpose.
  • Answer the question: “How do I get everyone on board?”
  • Understand the relationship between behaviors, systems, and principles, and how they drive results.
  • Learn how KBIs drive KPIs, and how this leads to excellent results.


*All Shingo workshops are prerequisites to this capstone workshop.

HKPO is a Small, Woman-Owned Business that was founded in 2006 with a mission to train and support organizations in their efforts to continuously improve and Change for the Better using Shingo Guiding Principles and Lean Six Sigma Methodology. Over the past 15 years, we've grown our practice to over 300 clients worldwide. Our team has over 150 years of hands-on expertise.

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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.

About Drew

Shingo Licensed Affiliate & Shingo Certified Facilitator
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Former Director, 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.

About Gerhard

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Former Director, Shingo Institute