Knoxville, TN — The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, will hold its Shingo Manufacturing Summit on September 19-21 in Knoxville, TN, at the Marriott Knoxville.

Keynote speakers include leaders who are experts at transforming organizational culture and improving results through understanding of operational excellence principles embedded in the Shingo Model™. A few speakers include:

  • William (Don) Tracy, Director, Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
  • Pamela Adams, CI Champion, Kubota Manufacturing of America
  • Shannon Barrett, Director of Lean Six Sigma, Jabil Circuit
  • Tyson Heaton, Manager of Continuous Improvement, O.C. Tanner Company
  • Norbert Majerus, Lean Champion and Author, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Michael Muilenburg, Manager of Operational Technology Office & Strategic Planning, 3M
  • Steve Moore, Retired General Manager, Barnes Aerospace

There will be plenty of networking opportunities for everyone. Manufacturing leaders and managers looking for sustainable results should attend.

Topics discussed will include:

  • How to transform processes with ideas from associates
  • The role of lean in achieving operational excellence
  • How to align your lean initiative to maximize full business potential
  • Molding your organization toward the Shingo Model

Also in attendance at the conference will be representatives from Shingo licensed affiliates who offer workshops on how to use the Shingo Model to shape an organization’s culture to foster continuous improvement and constancy of purpose.

For further details about the Shingo Manufacturing Summit, visit the Shingo Institute’s website: 

About the Shingo Institute

Housed in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer and Toyota advisor, Shigeo Shingo. Dr. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world’s thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Production System.

Drawing from Shingo’s teachings and years of experience working with organizations throughout the world, the Shingo Institute has developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for several educational offerings, including workshops, study tours and conferences. Workshops are available through the Institute’s 16 licensed affiliates in multiple languages. The Shingo Institute is also the home of the Shingo Prize, an award that recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that continually strives for improvement and progress.

For more information on the Shingo Model, workshops, affiliates or to register to attend the International Shingo Conference, visit