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A long-time advocate of lean practices, Society of Manufacturing Engineers member and author, Mark Hamel has been awarded The Shingo Prize Research & Professional Publications Award for the Kaizen Event Fieldbook.

Given out this week in Utah at The Shingo Prize Annual Conference, the Shingo Research Award recognizes and promotes research and writing regarding new knowledge and understanding of lean and operational excellence.

The Kaizen Event Fieldbook has been awarded the prestigious Shingo Publication Award!

Shingo Publication Award

This award recognizes and promotes writing that has had a significant impact and advances the body of knowledge regarding operational excellence. The Shingo Institute is most interested in recognizing thought leadership.

Award Criteria

Submissions are assessed based on the following criteria:

Do you have trouble implementing or sustaining the initiatives after a Kaizen Event? Mark Hamel

In this Business901 podcast episode, I spent the bulk of the podcast on this subject with author Mark Hamel. Mark’s book, Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events spends a third of the book on discussing implementing and sustaining the event. The Fieldbook is actually that as you will see from our discussion.

Mark Hamel has been asked to contribute to the Defense Industry Daily, we have a teaser and link to the full article.

Teaser:

Kaizen events often represent the initial rapid deployment vehicle for lean transformations. Effective events drive step-function improvement, momentum and organizational learning and engagement. But while many people gravitate to the technical side of kaizen events (hey, check out this cool kanban system!), it’s as much, if not more, about embedding lean principles and capabilities within the culture.

Editor's Note, update May 19, 2010:

Society of Manufacturing Engineers member and author, Mark Hamel, has been awarded The Shingo Prize Research & Professional Publications Award for the Kaizen Event Fieldbook. Given out in May 2010 in Utah at The Shingo Prize Annual Conference, the Shingo Research Award recognizes and promotes research and writing regarding new knowledge and understanding of lean and operational excellence.

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