The Shingo Institute at Utah State University has awarded Boston Scientific a Shingo Award in recognition of the company’s “delivering world class results and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to leading and influencing a strong culture of operational excellence at its Maple Grove, Minn. manufacturing facility,” Boston Scientific said in a statement.


“Receipt of the Shingo Silver Medallion signifies an organization’s strong use of tools, techniques and mature systems for business improvement,” said Robert Miller, executive director at the Shingo Institute.

Said Dale Hentges, vice president of Boston Scientific’s Maple Grove operations: “We are proud of our consistent and sustained efforts to drive quality, reduce cost and deliver innovative new products across our global operation. The Shingo Model is a world-class standard for operational excellence, and our team is honored to receive this recognition for our progress and efforts.”

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