And The Prize Goes To...Two Productivity Press Books Receive Prestigious Shingo Prize

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CRC Press / Productivity Press is pleased to announce that two of its recent publications have been awarded the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award.

These awards make it clear that Productivity Press continues to publish the most practical books on the cutting edge of process improvement and Lean transformations," says Michael Sinocchi, Executive Editor at Productivity Press.

CRC Press / Productivity Press is pleased to announce that two of its recent publications have been awarded the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. This prize is presented to authors who advance the Lean body of knowledge into new areas and promote a broad understanding of operational excellence. It also awards and recognizes organizations that demonstrate exceptional results from applying its philosophy and recognizes authors who have contributed important insights and applications of the principles it teaches.

“Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO Group” by Patrick Graupp, Gitte Jakobsen and John Vellema; and “The Guide to Achieving STEEEP™ Health Care: Baylor Scott & White Health’s Quality Improvement Journey” by David J. Ballard, MD, PhD were both awarded the Shingo Prize at the 27th Annual Shingo International Conference held in Provo, Utah on May 4-8, 2015.

Michael Sinocchi, Executive Editor at Productivity Press, said, "Productivity Press is honored to have these two books recognized at the Shingo Conference. The Shingo Professional Publication Award recognizes and promotes books regarding new knowledge and understanding of Lean and operational excellence. These awards make it clear that Productivity Press continues to publish the most practical books on the cutting edge of process improvement and Lean transformations."
“LEGO has been a household name all of my life and I was aware that it had a strong people-focused culture and adopted Lean methods,” says Jeffrey K. Liker, Shingo Prize-winning author of The Toyota Way when speaking about ‘Building a Global Learning Organization.’ “This book, written with LEGO insiders, is a stunning example of the discipline and commitment needed to develop people as masters of their crafts through the only way people learn—repetitive, deliberate practice.”

Thomas H. Lee, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Press Ganey Associates, Inc., explains what makes “The Guide to Achieving STEEEP™ Health Care” such a great resource: “For quality leaders who are wondering what to do and how to do it, ‘The Guide to Achieving STEEEP™ Health Care’ provides the detail that you have been seeking, right down to the level of the types of people to hire, what their qualifications should be, where they should fit in the governance chart, and the nature of their deliverables.”

About Productivity Press: Productivity Press, part of CRC Press, is the premier source of information on organizational improvement. CRC Press is a premier publisher of science, technology and medical reference books, textbooks and online content, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances for researchers, academics, professionals and students. CRC Press is a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For more information, visit http://www.crcpress.com

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