Years of Enterprise Excellence

Ken Snyder“We’ve worked well with The Manufacturing Institute for 8 years now and we’re excited to continue such a productive relationship. The wonderful people there have become one of the mainstays that enable the Shingo Institute to accomplish its mission of helping leaders transform their organisations.”

Ken Snyder –  Executive Director, Shingo Institute

The Manufacturing Institute – Licensed Shingo Affiliate since 2008

Described as the ‘Nobel Prize of Manufacturing’ the Shingo Prize recognises world-class manufacturing excellence.

Our involvement in this prestigious award has gathered pace in recent years as the number of companies seeking recognition or assessment against the global Shingo standard has increased.

The Manufacturing Institute is not only the first partner of the Shingo Institute in Europe but has helped more organisations achieve recognition than any other Shingo affiliate, including the first two sites recognised in Europe, Ultraframe and BAE systems, and the first 3 full Shingo Prize Winners in Europe, Abbott Vascular, Depuy Synthes and Newsprinters Eurocentral.

Our 2016 programme of Shingo Discover workshops are at world class sites – so if you’re passionate about achieving excellence contact us today.

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Discover Workshop

A two-day workshop that introduces the Shingo Model™, the Guiding Principles and the Three Insights to Enterprise Excellence™. With real-time discussions and on-site learning at a host organization, this program is a highly interactive experience. It is designed to make your learning meaningful and immediately applicable as you learn how to release the latent potential in your organization and achieve enterprise excellence.

As a DISCOVER participant, you will:

  • LEARN and understand the Shingo Model.
  • DISCOVER the Three Insights of Enterprise Excellence™.
  • EXPLORE how the Guiding Principles inform ideal behaviors that ultimately lead to sustainable results.
  • UNDERSTAND the behavioral assessment process through an interactive case study and on-site learning.
  • APPLY your learning with a call to action.


  • Introduction to Host Site
  • Introduction to The Shingo Model
  • Three Insights of Enterprise Excellence
  • The Guiding Principles
  • Teams Prepare for 1st Go, Look, See
  • 1st Go, Look, See exercise
  • Teams capture and present feedback from Go, Look, See


  • 2nd Go, Look, See
  • Teams capture findings and feedback to the main group
  • 3rd Go, Look, See
  • Teams capture findings and feedback to the main group
  • Form new teams and prepare feedback to the site’s management team
  • Review of both days

Upcoming Workshops



Chris Merriman

Chris Merriman is a Principal Practitioner at The Manufacturing Institute.

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Julian Winn

Julian Winn

Julian Winn is a Principal Practitioner at The Manufacturing Institute.

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Mark Radley

Mark Radley is an Associate at The Manufacturing Institute.

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Peter Sussex

Peter Sussex

Peter Sussex is a Principal Practitioner at The Manufacturing Institute.

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Upcoming Workshops

Book Online by selecting a workshop below or alternatively call +44 (0)161 875 2525 or email info@manufacturinginstitute.co.uk to talk to a member of our team.

Arla Foods

15th-16th November 2016


Arla is the biggest dairy company in the UK and Shingo Discover delegates will be WOWED at Arla Foods.

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Price: £950.00


6th - 7th December 2016


A global pharmaceutical company, with a purpose to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

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Price: £950.00


Wanted: manufacturing sites to host Shingo workshops

Would you like to showcase your workplace to other manufacturing professionals at the top of their game?

If you throw open your doors to host one of our Shingo Discover workshops you will receive priceless feedback from manufacturing leaders from across Europe.

As part of the two-day Shingo experience, delegates are tasked with Go, Look, Sees – talking to your teams and looking at your operations.

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Inside the mind of a lean leader

Lean thinking has become accepted across manufacturers in all industries as an essential enabler for continuous improvement.

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Vistaprint Australia are celebrating a very special ‘first’

Their plant, in Deer Park, Melbourne, has just become the first in Australasia to be awarded the prestigious Shingo Bronze Medallion.

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DePuy Synthes’ Shingo Success

DePuy Synthes is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest and most diverse healthcare corporations.

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