The Shingo Model™ is not just another initiative.
It is a new way of thinking.

GBMP is now in the process of planning our 2018  schedule of Shingo Institute Workshops.   Would your organization like to be on the schedule?

Almost any organization can host a Shingo Institute workshop. Benefits include: getting two attendees in the class for half price and valuable feedback from knowledgeable colleagues and Certified Facilitators on your lean implementation through the shop floor exercises completed during the workshops - all this in exchange for providing a training room, meals, and access to your people and processes. Check out the Host Site Checklist to see if your site meets the criteria for hosting and then call us at 617-969-1396 to learn more and schedule your workshop!
GBMP's most recent group of Discover Excellence graduates at Primetals Technologies in Worcester MA, September 22, 2017.
Why The Shingo Model™? Is it right for your team?

Leaders around the world have invested a substantial amount of time and money on initiatives that achieve positive results. However, it is hard to maintain and sustain momentum. Each new tool becomes another possible solution or "best practice" that often results in what we call the "sugar high" - a temporary boost in results accompanied by a fleeting feeling of victory. People begin to believe that sustainable solutions are not only elusive, but that each new initiative eventually becomes a "flavor-of-the-month" leaving unfulfilled aspirations.

The Shingo Institute developed the Shingo Model™, which includes the Guiding Principles and the Three Insights of Enterprise Excellence, not as an additional program or another initiative to implement; rather, it introduces a structured platform on which to anchor your current initiatives and to fill in the gaps in your efforts towards ideal results and enterprise excellence. Put another way, attendees will understand the "why" behind the "how" and the "what" and experience significantly different results than tool-based implementations which fail to sustain results.

GBMP offers all of the workshops, always on site at a manufacturing facility, to provide students with effective classroom discussion and activities, along with lots of time "going to see" at the gemba.

In 2016 & 2017, GBMP taught more than 60 Shingo Institute courses around the country - more than any other licensed affiliate of The Shingo Institute. GBMP is the most experienced provider of Shingo Institute education with the best reviewed Certified Facilitators in the world!  The 2018 schedule is filling up, but we can't keep up with demand for the foundational workshop Discover Excellence. Please don't delay getting in touch if your organization wants to derive the benefits of being a host site this year. We have openings for Discover Excellence as early as January 2018. Here is just a portion of our upcoming schedule of workshops, dates and locations...
Register for the courses above online here now or contact us right away to host a workshop (or two or three or four or five) in 2018.  
About GBMP

GBMP is proud to be a licensed affiliate of The Shingo Institute with four certified facilitators on staff. Learn about our terrific instructors here. GBMP is a not for profit offering customized Lean and Six Sigma training with a mission to increase global competitiveness and employment opportunities in the United States. GBMP also produces the annual Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference which attracts more than 600 manufacturing professionals from around the country each autumn in New England, now in its 12th year. GBMP provides a membership community for Lean practitioners from manufacturing, healthcare, insurance and other industries and produces an award-winning library of Lean training materials comprised of more than 30 DVDs (available at or streaming by subscription at , games, manuals and workbooks, including Toast Kaizen, the #1 selling Lean training video in the world. Learn more at