M.L. “Bob” Emiliani is a professor, researcher, author, and historian of progressive management. A long-time TPS/Lean practitioner and the first to focus on Lean leadership as an area of scholarly study. He provides many useful tools, including a manual for leading kaizen events.
Part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Aside from administering the Shingo Prize, the Shingo Institute additionally creates and licenses educational workshops, organizes study tours, offers an executive education program, and hosts an annual conference.