Quality Magazine

Shingo Award Winners Named

June 1, 2003
Winners named for the "Nobel Prize" of Manufacturing.

LOGAN, UT—Dubbed the “Nobel Prize of Manufacturing” by Business Week, the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing selected 15 winners from a record pool of applicants and finalists.

The Shingo Prize focuses on lean manufacturing that was first implemented in the Toyota Production System. “We’re very impressed with the lean manufacturing achievements of this year’s recipients,” said Ross Robson, Shingo Prize executive director. “In a time of economic recession, it’s a comfort to see plants that are prepared to weather economic uncertainty by not wasting precious manufacturing and business resources.”

This year’s Shingo Prize Recipients are:

Small Business Recipient

  • Affordable Interior Systems Inc. (Hudson, MA)

Large Business Recipients

  • Autoliv ASP, Airbag Module Facility (Ogden, UT)
  • Autoliv ASP, Inflator Facilities (Brigham City and Ogden, UT)
  • Delphi Corp., Delco Electronics de M¿co, Delnosa 1-4 Operations (Reynosa, M¿co)
  • Delphi Corp., Energy & Chassis Systems, Sistemas Electricos y Conmutadores (Juarez, Mexico)
  • Delphi Corp., Flint Operations (Flint, MI)
  • Delphi Corp., Packard Electric Systems, Plant 19 (Warren, OH)
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., F-117 (Palmdale, CA)
  • Medtronic Xomed (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Merillat Industries (Atkins, VA)
  • Symbol Technologies Inc. (Holtsville, NY)
  • The HON Co. (Cedartown, GA)
  • TI Automotive (Caro, MI)
  • TI Automotive (New Haven, MI)
  • Vibracoustic North America, MCU Products Lead Center (Manchester, NH)