Jones, Ward to be inducted into Shingo Academy

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The Shingo Prize is honored to announce that Professor Daniel T. Jones, lean pioneer and co-author of "The Machine That Changed The World," will be inducted into the Shingo Academy along with Michael J. Ward, President of Autoliv Americas. The induction will take place at the 22nd International Shingo Prize conference, May 17-21 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Join Professor Jones at a special Thursday session as he shares 20 years of insights on how to create a culture of lean. According to Jones, "lean only lasts when it becomes an integral part of the way top management thinks and acts."

Shingo Academy Inductees:

Jones is a management thought leader and advisor on applying lean and process thinking, pioneered by Toyota, to all kinds of businesses across the world. As the founding chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the United Kingdom, he is dedicated to pushing forward the frontiers of lean thinking and helping others with its implementation. He acts as a mentor and advisor to senior managers in organizations in all kinds of sectors from manufacturing, construction, distribution, retailing, services, healthcare, and the public sector in the U.K. and around the world.

Ward is responsible for the implementation of Autoliv’s global business strategies in both North and South America, a region which accounts for more than a quarter of Autoliv’s sales worldwide. His commitment to lean manufacturing principles, coupled with his personal philosophy of empowering employees through teamwork, has played a critical role in the company’s continued success in the face of broader economic and industry challenges.


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