Shingo Prize

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Brief Background
Shingo was named after its founder, Shigeo Shingo (新郷 重夫) – a Japanese industrial engineer who was considered the world’s leading expert on manufacturing practices and the Toyota Production System. As a business philosophy, it is built on four basic dimensions:



Continual process improvement

Enterprise alignment to make sure everyone is bound by a common purpose



The Shingo Prize is the world’s highest standard for organisational excellence.

The Shingo Prize is based on a complete assessment of an organization’s culture and how well it drives world-class results. Shingo examiners focus on the degree to which the Guiding Principles in the Shingo Model™ are evident in the behaviour of every employee. The examiners observe behaviour and determine the frequency, duration, intensity, and scope of the desired principle-based behaviour. They also observe the degree to which leaders focus on principles and culture, and managers focus on aligning systems to drive ideal behaviours at all levels.

This focus is unique in the world and is the most rigorous way to determine whether an organisation is fundamentally improving for the long-term, or just going through the motions of another flavour-of-the-month initiative.

Shingo Guiding Principles

Respect Every Individual

Assure Quality at the Source

Lead with Humility

Improve Flow & Pull

Seek Perfection

Think Systemically

Embrace Scientific Thinking

Create Constancy of Purpose

Focus on Process

Create Value for the Customer

In the past few years, 14 Irish companies have been awarded Shingo status and the country has the highest number of Shingo Prize and Shingo Medallion winners in the world. I am exceptionally proud and honoured that I have been recognised  both national and internationally for having played a key role in helping these companies pursue their internationally esteemed accolades and that they continue to pursue excellence in all things that they do.

Dermot O’Neill has the honour of the first Irish person to be invited to sit on the Shingo Executive Advisory Board is also an Enterprise Excellence Shingo Examiner and part of the prestigious Shingo Alumni.

The Prize is based on a complete assessment of an organisation’s culture and how well it drives world-class results. Examiners observe behaviour and rate the frequency, duration, intensity and scope of the required principle-based behaviour. They look at how managers focus on principles and culture, and how well systems are aligned with ideal behaviours.

Organizations that receive Shingo recognition fall into three categories:

Shingo Prize – a worldwide recognized symbol of an organization’s successful establishment of a culture anchored on principles of enterprise excellence

Shingo Silver Medallion – organizations maturing on the journey with primary focus on tools and systems for improvement

Shingo Bronze Medallion – organizations in the earlier stages of cultural transformation with primary focus on tools for improvement

Ireland – Shingo Prize Recipients

Shingo Prize

Shingo Silver Medallion

Shingo Bronze Medallion

2021 – Jabil Healthcare Bray, Ireland

2020 – Boston Scientific Clonmel

2018 – Forest Tosara Ltd


2018  – Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain Facility, Sligo

2019 – Analog Devices International, Limerick

2015 – Lake Region Medical


2017 – Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain Sligo Ireland

2016 – Meda Rottapharm Ltd – a Mylan company

2013 –  Covidien


2016 –  Boston Scientific Cork


2012 –  Lake Region Medical 

2015 – Abbott Diagnostics Longford



2014 –  DePuy Synthes Ireland



2014 – Abbott Vascular Ireland