The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman Business School of the University of Utah, has recognized the company Hospira Limited, which will be honored in the Gala Awards Ceremony as part of the 29th International Shing Conference held from April 24th to 29th, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

The Shingo Prize is awarded to organizations with exceptional cultures that promote continuous improvement and organized thinking.

The awards gala is the highlight of this five-day event, with a strategic selection of workshops, visits to plants, main speakers, and topical sessions focusing on providing knowledge, perceptions, and experience for organizations on their pathway to entrepreneurial excellence.

The Shingo Prize was established in 1988 to promote awareness of the concepts of Lean Manufacturing, and to recognize companies that strive to achieve World Class Manufacturing levels. Today the Shingo Prize is considered to be one of the most important programs of recognition and awards in manufacturing. Business Week considers the Shingo Prize as “The Nobel Prize of Manufacturing.” This focus is unique in the world, and is the most rigorous way to determine whether an organization is improving fundamentally over the long term, or is simply going through the motions of another initiative of the month.