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DSV Panalpina logistics facility wins prestigious Shingo Award

30 August 2019

Spirit of Panalpina
DSV Panalpina, 2019

On August 27, 2019, the DSV Panalpina Logistics and Manufacturing facility in Sorocaba, near Sao Paulo, Brazil was awarded the Shingo “Bronze Medallion” and thus joins a distinguished group of recipients that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving operational excellence.

DSV Panalpina is the first logistics company to receive the Shingo Award.

The facility topped the scores of the Shingo examiners who focus on the degree to which the Shingo Model are evident in the behaviour of every employee. They also observe the degree to which leaders focus on principles and culture, and managers focus on aligning systems to drive ideal behaviors at all levels. The model is based on four dimensions:

  • Cultural Enablers (e.g. leadership with humility and respect)
  • Continuous Improvement (e.g. scientific thinking and focus on process)
  • Enterprise Alignment (e.g. constancy of purpose and systematic thinking)
  • Results (e.g. value creation for the customer)

About the Shingo Prize

The Shingo Prize is awarded by the Shingo Institute. The high requirements of the Shingo application process limit the number of organizations that can challenge for a prize. The Shingo Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for operational excellence worldwide. It is based on a complete assessment of an organization’s culture and how well it drives world-class results. Its focus is unique in the world and is the most rigorous way to determine whether an organization is fundamentally improving for the long-term.

DSV Panalpina will be honored at an awards ceremony and gala as part of the 32nd annual Shingo Conference in April 2020 in Orlando Florida, USA.