November 19th-21st, Smith-Midland Corporation hosted a Shingo Institute Workshop on the Lean Principals of Continuous Improvement at our plant in Midland, VA. Participants in the 3 day course learned how to clearly define value through the eyes of their customers by identifying ideal behaviors and behavioral benchmarks as they relate to the principles of Continuous Improvement.
It was a great event and we thank all who came to learn, and all of our wonderful associates who made them feel welcomed.
Shingo Guiding Principles covered will include:
• Seek Perfection • Flow & Pull Value • Assure Quality at the Source • Focus on Process • Embrace Scientific Thinking
The course was taught by GBMP (Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership), a trusted leader in Six Sigma, Lean, and Shingo training and the most experienced licensed affiliate of the Shingo Institute.
GBMP's training opportunities are the perfect way to learn the knowledge, confidence and tools to engage in your Lean initiative and to benchmark with others. Time will be spent on the "shop-floor" applying tools and countermeasures, allowing students to get hands-on practice, enforcing their knowledge, creativity and confidence in applying them in your processes.
This course is just one of many the initiatives and tools that Smith-Midland employs to further its commitment to a Lean Manufacturing culture, benefiting our associates and our customers.
Alan Pritchard, Plant Manager & Continuous Improvement Team Member