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Army receives 12 Shingo awards.

Seven Army Materiel Command (AMC) activities received Shingo Public Sector Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Achievement prizes in October. Considered the "Nobel Prize of manufacturing," the Shingo Prize promotes awareness of Lean manufacturing concepts and recognizes excellence in manufacturing.

Shingo Hall of Fame status was awarded to General Benjamin S. Griffin, AMC Commander, recognizing his leadership in guiding the Army toward the challenges of a new century while improving the manner in which the Army does business at its depots.

Gold Price recipients were--

* The Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island, Illinois, for resolving safety and ergonomic issues with its Forward Repair System.

* Red River Army Depot, Texas, for exponentially increasing high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) production while achieving a cost avoidance of almost $4 million.

* Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania, for work on the AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder radar antenna. Silver Prize recipients were-* Anniston Army Depot, Alabama, for increasing Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicle (FAASV) production by 4l percent and reducing cycle time significantly.

* Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania, for increasing HMMWV recapitalization production while reducing costs.

* Red River Army Depot for increasing output of heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks (HEMTTs).

* Red River Army Depot for reducing labor hours and expanding output of Bradley fighting vehicle power train production.

* The Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island Arsenal for reducing labor hours by 26 percent and reducing work in process by 63 percent to generate a cost avoidance and saving of $4.9 million.

Bronze Prize recipients were--

* Anniston Army Depot for achieving a number of milestones with its AGT 1500 turbine engine, including 100-percent on-time delivery.

* The Aviation and Missile Command at Fort Rucker, Alabama, for saving costs and reducing the cycle time of the C20J engine line for the TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter.

* Corpus Cristi Army Depot, Texas, for reducing labor hours and achieving a cost avoidance for its project on the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter project.

* Letterkenny Army Depot for reorganizing their power-generator maintenance operations to increase output at a lower cost.
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Title Annotation:ALOG NEWS; Shingo Public Sector Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Achievement
Publication:Army Logistician
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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