Lean Pathways President and Book Author Pascal Dennis to Receive Fourth Shingo Award

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The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization to receive the 2012 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award.

The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization

Lean thinking is moving beyond the factory -- into sales, marketing, design, supply chain, and customer service.

Lean Pathways Inc. is pleased to announce that President and author Pascal Dennis will be honored with the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for his latest book The Remedy. This prize is awarded to authors who advance the Lean body of knowledge into new areas and promote a broad understanding of operational excellence.

The Remedy is the sequel to Pascal’s classic business novel, "Andy & Me", which won the 2005 Shingo Prize. The Remedy is a compelling business fable that shows how Lean quality improvement business practices -- traditionally associated with manufacturing -- can dramatically improve the service areas of business including design, engineering, sales, marketing and all processes in between.

“I'm honored to receive the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for The Remedy,” said author Pascal Dennis. “Lean thinking is moving beyond the factory -- into sales, marketing, design, supply chain, and customer service. It's exciting work and I'm lucky to be part of it.

Three of Dennis’ previous books to have received the distinguished Shingo Prize include "Andy & Me", "Lean Production Simplified: A Plain-Language Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Production System" and "Getting the Right Things Done".

Dennis will be honored at the 24th Annual Shingo Prize Awards Gala taking place at the International Conference, May 7-10, 2012. The Awards Gala marks the conclusion of a four-day lean principle-centered event featuring a strategic selection of workshops, plant tours, keynote speakers and breakout sessions.

Published by WILEY, 2010, by Pascal Dennis, 272 pages, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-470-55685-6, Book Price: $29.95, available where all books are sold.

Educators and Media: To request a review copy of the book, please email info(at)leansystems(dot)org.

About the Author:
Pascal Dennis is the President of Lean Pathways Inc., a successful international consultancy, and the author of three previous books on Lean management, all of which have won the coveted Shingo Prize for outstanding research in the field of operational excellence. His clients include Fortune 500 companies like Kimberly-Clark, Lockheed Martin, and Magna International, as well as leading health care, construction, and financial services firms. Dennis learned the Toyota Business System in leadership positions at Toyota Cambridge, one of Toyota's best plants, and has worked with leading Toyota senseis in North America and Japan.

About Lean Pathways Inc.
Lean Pathways is a leading consulting and training firm that helps progressive organizations implement the Lean Business System for breakthrough performance. The Company has developed a proven transformation model that roots Lean thinking in all areas of the organization. Lean Pathways has supported successful transformations in manufacturing, health care, construction, as well as in process and service industries.

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