Kevin Duggan Wins Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence

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Book Received International Recognition for Contributing to the Global Discipline of Operational Excellence

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The book provides a practical, teachable methodology for achieving Operational Excellence in operations practices globally, and I am honored it has been recognized for contributing new insight on this topic.

The Institution for Operational Excellence, the leading educational center providing training and innovative products for achieving Operational Excellence, announced today that Kevin Duggan’s third book, Design for Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth, has received the international Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for its contribution to the body of knowledge surrounding Operational Excellence.

The Shingo Publication Award, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, recognizes and promotes research and writing regarding new knowledge and understanding of lean and Operational Excellence in books, published articles, case studies, and applied publications/multimedia programs. Recipients are selected after a thorough review by trained examiners and accomplished business professionals from The Shingo Prize.

In Design for Operational Excellence, published by McGraw-Hill, Kevin Duggan provides a definition of Operational Excellence and shares a proven step-by-step process for achieving it in all areas of an organization to realize business growth. The book concludes with case studies of companies that have applied the methodology and realized significant results in a short period of time.

“I am very proud Design for Operational Excellence has received this prestigious Shingo award,” said Kevin Duggan. “The book provides a practical, teachable methodology for achieving Operational Excellence in operations practices globally, and I am honored it has been recognized for contributing new insight on this topic.”

Duggan will be recognized for his award at the 25th Annual Shingo Prize International Conference in Provo, Utah, May 6-10, 2013.

Duggan is also the author of Creating Mixed Model Value Streams and The Office That Grows Your Business – Achieving Operational Excellence in Your Business Processes. He is the Founder of the Institute for Operational Excellence, the leading educational center on Operational Excellence, and Duggan Associates, a global consulting and training firm.

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About the Institute for Operational Excellence
The Institute for Operational Excellence is a recognized leader and expert resource for organizations and individuals who want to design their enterprise to achieve Operational Excellence. Their renowned faculty has helped hundreds of global companies – from startups to Fortune 500 firms – with a wide range of offerings including training events, online teaching, conference speakers and informational articles.

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