To be the business-excellence and knowledge-sharing network of choice for the manufacturing and services sectors in Ireland and to maximise our members’ success and Ireland’s recovery, growth and competitiveness
- Promote business-excellence/knowledge-sharing, innovation and continuous improvement among our members
- Service the developmental and transformational needs of member organisations and individuals to improve competence and achieve sustained success
- Expand the network, develop a cohort of relevant experts and form strategic alliances with relevant agencies and institutions for the benefit of members
- Develop strong regional forums to assist in implementing our vision
Over the past few years, no fewer than eight companies in Ireland have challenged for and been awarded either the Shingo Prize or a Shingo Medallion. For a country Ireland’s size, this is an extraordinary concentration of companies that have managed to reach this highest recognition for operational excellence. The ICBE has played a prominent role in helping to educate companies about the benefits of pursuing the Shingo Prize and following the Shingo Model™ as part of their pursuit of business excellence.
ICBE is sharing this success in Ireland with other governmental organisations that want to use the Shingo Prize as a way to drive business development and investment. The Shingo Institute is the organisation that administers the Shingo Prize; its teams of examiners travel to organisations all over the world that challenge for the Shingo Prize. Largely because of the work of the ICBE, Shingo examiners find themselves visiting various companies in Ireland quite regularly. ICBE Board Member, Kieran Noonan is an Enterprise Excellence Shingo Examiner.