11th August 2011
Leyland Trucks awarded prestigious Shingo Medallion
Leyland Trucks, a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc, has been awarded the prestigious Shingo Bronze Medallion. BusinessWeek magazine has described the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence as "the Nobel prize of manufacturing". Leyland Trucks Managing Director Andrea Thompson said, “The Shingo Prize is recognized as the premier award for manufacturing operational excellence. The award reflects the dedication and commitment of Leyland Trucks’ employees who produce high quality DAF Trucks for the global market." Julie Madigan, Chief Executive of The Manufacturing Institute, said, “This is an outstanding achievement for Leyland Trucks who are only the 3rd UK company to be recognised with the global Shingo award.” The Manufacturing Institute is the Educational partner for the Shingo Prize in the UK and Ireland.
The Shingo Prize was established in 1988 to educate, assess and recognize world-class organizations for creating a culture of continuous improvement through employee-empowerment and effective leadership. It is administered by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and named for Japanese industrial engineer Dr Shigeo Shingo, who distinguished himself as one of the world’s leading experts in improving manufacturing processes.
Leyland Trucks will receive the award at the 24th Annual Shingo Prize Awards Gala, taking place at the Shingo Prize Annual International Conference in Atlanta in May 2012.