We hope you enjoyed AME 2016 Dallas. Registration is now taking place for the AME 2017 International Conference, which will take place Oct. 9-13 in Boston, Mass. Visit the Boston website to register and for more information.

AME Dallas 2016 Recap

The AME 2016 International Conference in Dallas, Texas provided networking and education on the subject of manufacturing to nearly 1,800 professionals. As the world’s largest lean manufacturing conference, attendees were offered the opportunity to learn directly from world-renowned lean leaders and thinkers.

The conference featured nine keynote speakers, one of which was NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, who helped to inspire attendees’ journeys to enterprise excellence. Conference attendees had the chance to tour local companies showcasing best practices, including Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Texas Nameplate. The conference also featured pre- and post-conference workshops examining lean thinking to transformchallenges in manufacturing, practitioner presentations from industry leaders like GE Transportation and Scripps Health, special interest sessions led by industry professionals and many exhibitors showcasing the latest in lean and continuous improvement tools.

At the conference, AME announced the launch of its Lean Sensei app, available for download in the Apple App Store. The new benchmarking tool is designed to guide conversations about continuous improvement and help manufacturers benchmark their operations against AME Excellence Award quality standards. Dedicated to improving the manufacturing industry overall, the AME Lean Sensei app is available to all manufactures regardless of membership in AME.

For more information on the app, the AME Lean Sensei page.

As the leading association for lean manufacturing and enterprise excellence, each year AME recognizes companies and individuals who embody enterprise excellence and continuous improvement.

During the conference, AME honored its 2016 AME Excellence Award recipients, Accuride de Mexico, Goodyear Innovation Center – Akron, Littelfuse (Wuxi, China), MillerCoors Trenton Brewery and O.C. Tanner, for their demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business. AME inducted C. Jackson Grayson, founder and chairman of the American Productivity & Quality Center, and J. Francisco Ramírez Reséndiz, founder and executive director of LENSYS, into the 2016 Hall of Fame for each of their contributions to the growth of enterprise excellence within the manufacturing community. AME also honored the 2016 Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, William H. Baker, for his lifetime support and significant contributions to improving the products and services offered by AME to advance enterprise excellence.