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MEI awarded for operational excellence


November 13, 2013
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Nov. 13, 2013, Malvern, PA – MEI’s manufacturing plant located in El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico, won the 2013 Shingo Silver Medallion.

The award recognizes “organizations that demonstrate strong use of tools and techniques, have mature systems that drive improvement, and are aligning thinking and organizational behaviour with the correct principles of operational excellence.”

The Shingo Board of Examiners evaluates award candidates based on areas such as safety, quality, cost, efficiency and customer satisfaction to name a few. The examiners are established in the area of manufacturing and Shingo principles.

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MEI payment systems’ technology is a U.S.-based company that develops unattended payment systems such as bill validators and credit card payment options to name a few.
The company is currently finalizing the expansion of its Querétaro plant. Completion of an additional 60,000 square feet of storage and assembly lines is expected to finish in December.

MEI will be officially presented with the award at the 26th Annual Shingo Prize International Conference next May.
The Shingo Institute is a not-for-profit organization housed at Utah State University. The award was given in Shigeo Shingo’s honour in 1988 for his excellence as an industrial engineer.