The Shingo Institute Welcomes BPI Group as a New Provider of Shingo Workshops

Summary: Shingo Licensed Affiliates are private companies who contract with the Shingo Institute to teach Shingo workshops to groups and individuals. BPI Group in Ukraine has just contracted to become the newest Shingo Licensed Affiliate.

Logan, Utah — The Shingo Institute, a program of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has partnered with Business Process Improvement Group (BPI Group) of Kiev, Ukraine, to become the Institute’s newest Shingo Licensed Affiliate. This partnership means that BPI Group will teach the Shingo workshops to groups and individuals interested in improving the culture of their organization to improve efficiency, working conditions, and value.

“We are very excited to have BPI Group as a new affiliate partner,” said Ken Snyder, executive director of the Shingo Institute. “It is an exceptional company devoted to principles of operational excellence and, as our first partner in Ukraine, we hope to help many other eastern European companies on their continuous improvement journeys.”

About BPI Group

Established in 2008, BPI Group is a management consultancy firm based in Kiev, Ukraine. The company’s mission is to bring operational excellence to the eastern Europe region, especially Ukraine, and to establish itself as the leading Ukrainian consultant of Lean methodologies. BPI Group has conducted trainings and consultancies with most of the major manufacturers in Ukraine, and it utilizes a Lean Simulation Factory to run Lean Six Sigma trainings with practical implications. BPI Group is currently devising an in-house MBA program in operational excellence with a private business school based in Kiev and two British universities. BPI group also runs an annual event called Lean Forum in Kiev. Lean Forum is the largest Lean event in Ukraine and consists of a conference, company visits, and master classes taught by internationally recognized experts.

About the Shingo Institute

The Shingo Institute administers the Shingo Prize, an award that recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture of fostering continuous improvement. A program of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer and Toyota adviser, Shigeo Shingo. Dr. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world’s thought leaders in the concepts, systems, and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Production System (TPS).

Drawing from Dr. Shingo’s teachings and years of experience working with organizations worldwide, the Shingo Institute developed the Shingo Model™, which is the basis for its educational offerings, including workshops, study tours, and conferences. Workshops are available in multiple languages through the Institute’s licensed affiliates, including BPI Group. For more information on workshops, affiliates, or to register to attend the Shingo Conference, please visit


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