The Manufacturing Institute

The Shingo Prize


The Shingo Prize provides manufacturing companies with a model to achieve operational excellence and is a catalyst to drive lean transformation. It is based on the principles of Dr. Shigeo Shingo and the most effective manufacturing practices across the globe.

Operational Excellence

By offering the opportunity for independent verification against global standards it provides a framework against which businesses can measure their performance and, importantly, identify opportunities for improvement. The Shingo Model is fast becoming the business model of choice for manufacturers who want to truly embed operational excellence across their operations.

Shingo Prize

The Manufacturing Institute is the UK’s only educational partner for the Shingo Prize and is responsible for introducing the Shingo Model to companies headquartered in the UK and Ireland. Working closely with Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, we provide bespoke support, workshops and independent benchmarking visits to help companies understand and introduce the Model. Read our case study on Lake Region Medical's Shingo journey.

Shingo Workshops

We run a number of events, workshops and benchmarking tours to help companies understand and introduce the Shingo Model. Take a look at our programme of Shingo workshops.

Find out more

To find out more visit our Shingo Prize pages or contact our Practitioner Services team.

Download a copy of our Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence brochure.

  • Peter Jukes, Operations Director, Leyland Trucks

    “Our Shingo Bronze Medallion provided a framework on which to structure our journey towards operational excellence. The process was challenging and allowed us to identify where our company was world-class and where we needed to improve, The Manufacturing Institute was a key partner in our success.”

  • Noel Hennessy, Continuous Improvement Director, Lake Region Medical

    “The Shingo Bronze Medallion confirms the world-class status of our company, and we are delighted to be the first med-tech company in Europe to receive this best in class designation. I am 100% sure that without the support of The Manufacturing Institute we would not have been in a position to challenge for the Shingo Prize.”

  • Marco Hibna, Lean Manager, Post Danmark

    "Every company that has global aspirations to be world-class needs to undertake Shingo Workshop training."

  • Michael Lunn, Change Manager, Syngenta

    "To achieve world-class standards we need to embed the right culture and values across our organisation. The Cultural Enablers workshop has laid out the model for us to do just that."

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