Boston Centerless has been named a 2006 Silver Medal recipient of the Northeast Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing. Referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Manufacturing" by Business Week, the Shingo Prize is recognized as a premier manufacturing award and recognition program in
"By adopting world-class manufacturing practices, and specifically focusing on lean principles, we have remained a global leader in the metalworking industry," said Boston Centerless president Michael Tamasi. "These efforts led us to healthy, positive growth in both sales and employment over the past several years. The Shingo Prize highlights the commitment and passion of our employees to continually improve our organization and serve our customers."
Over ten years ago, Boston Centerless embarked on a continuous improvement program in order to promote lean manufacturing concepts and eliminate waste throughout the organization. Teams are created to address specific objectives such as pull systems, 5-S and process simplification. The company will be presented with the Silver Northeast Shingo Prize at an awards ceremony in
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