GBMP & The Shingo Institute: Excellence in Operations and Lean Recognition Programs
GBMP, as educational partner of The Shingo Institute the Northeast United States, offers companies two ways to recognize Lean improvement and achievements made and sustained by its employees:
The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence has its own website at www.neshingoprize.org. Please visit the site to learn more about the prize that Business Week called "the Nobel Prize for manufacturing". Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are awarded at an annual conference held every May. The website has PDF downloads of the Shingo Model and the Business Guidelines for applying. Call us at anytime if you have questions about the prize or the process of challenging for the prize. For a brief overview, click here.
The Silver Toaster Award for Employee Excellence in Lean was developed to recognize and reward one outstanding employee who has embraced Lean - who performs his or her job exceptionally well, always with Lean in mind, who helps others implement Lean concepts and who exemplifies the Vision, Values and Standards of the Award. Download The Silver Toaster Award Guidelines and Nomination form here. The award is presented at GBMP's Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference each year in October in New England. Deadline for nominations is Friday August 1, 2014. Visit www.neshingoprize.org to learn much much more about this year's conference, view the agenda and register.
The eleven states represented by GBMP for both the Shingo Institute (Northeast Region) and the Silver Toaster Award are: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.