E-Z-Go receives an international manufacturing award

Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:12 PM
Last updated Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 5:21 PM
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E-Z-Go announced this morning that it was awarded The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence.

The international award recognizes companies that achieve world-class performance and promote lean operational concepts, a manufacturing philosophy that emphasizes eliminating waste or unnecessary work from the process.

“This has truly been a long and rewarding, if at times difficult, journey for E-Z-Go. Five years ago when we started this journey to lean, this was a very different company. Frankly, it was a company facing a lot of serious challenges. Over the past five years, we have made massive improvements to operations and processes across the entire organization,” said President Kevin Holleran.

The Shingo Prize was established in 1988 by Dr. Shigeo Shingo, a leading expert in manufacturing processes and an architect for the Toyota Production System. The prize is administered by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and is the highest level of recognition awarded.

Augusta-based E-Z-Go, a part of Textron, is the first corporation nationwide to receive the Shingo Prize at the “enterprise level,” which means that E-Z-Go was recognized for excellence at all of its geographic locations and across all departments.

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sweetdixie99 04/16/09 - 04:13 pm
YEAHHHHH EZGO!!!!!! I am so

YEAHHHHH EZGO!!!!!! I am so proud to hear the good news especially coming at a time like this when the economy is so bad and things look so glum. Winning the Shingo Award is really a great award for EZGO right now, though I know a lot of people probably have never even heard of it. But, I Have and I just want to say how proud I am of everyone who works there (and I do know a few people ) and it is a great company with very good values who treat their people very good. May God Bless all of you during these harder times and may you perservere. Way to go EZGO!!!!

MisterSwains 04/19/09 - 01:56 pm
Sweetdixie... gg, you're

Sweetdixie... gg, you're ignorant. Nice grammar, too. Do they pay you to pimp them up like that?

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