Advanced visual management workshop

August 13, 2019 | 8:00 am to August 14, 2019 | 4:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Student Member Fee: $150
Member Fee: $495
Non-Member Fee: $595


Genie a Terex Brand
6464 185th Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington

Ever wonder how you can do a better job managing more with less? In this advanced visual management workshop, you will learn how to create visual controls and use visual management tools to stop wasting time looking for problems and spend more time solving them.

This two-day workshop includes multiple hands-on exercises that will teach you how to create effective visual management tools and use them to help drive your problem solving processes. Workshop leaders will discuss and review strategies for how these types of visual controls can help any business be successful and share their personal experiences developing and applying these tools and methods in various environments. Finally, you will tour Genie Industries Redmond, WA campus, where you will see clear examples of sequencing boards, heijunka systems (including a heijunka simulation), takt boards, tier I, II, and III systems, and many more advanced visual management techniques in several working environments.

Please note: This workshop has sold out annually for the past seven years. Early registration is highly encouraged. Please also note that steel-toed shoes are required. Safety glasses and hearing protection can be provided upon arrival.


Genie, A Terex Brand is a construction equipment manufacturing company that produces work lifts, platforms, man-lifts, stick booms, articulated booms, light towers and telehandlers. Founded in Seattle in1966, Genie Industries pioneered material lifts and a series of aerial work platforms — products that quickly gained worldwide recognition and often represented breakthroughs in design.

Genie has been on its lean journey for more than 17 years and remains dedicated to continuous improvement in all that it does. The company believes that its lean evolution is the reason it is still in business today, and continues to learn and grow in its understanding and use of the Terex Business System, which is the company's own adaption of the Toyota Production System.


Day 1

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

  • Welcome/introductions
  • Overview of genie and lean journey
  • Break
  • 5S visual control journey
  • Visual controls: The basics
  • DMS presentation
  • Office DMS tour (2 groups of 10), CS tier 2 & 3 mtg., control systems

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Lunch
  • Tour 1: Visual controls
  • Production - DMS
  • Tier 2,3,4 mtgs., visual controls 
  • Commercial office tour: Visual controls
  • Break
  • Report out prep
  • Report outs
  • Process check and adjourn

5:00 p.m. Networking event – Pomegranate

Day 2

7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  (Learning objectives: Visual management for pacing and activity)

  • Break
  • Visual management tour (2 stops)
  • Heijunka

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Lunch
  • Commercial level loading presentation
  • Activity
  • Break
  • Prep and report out Tour 3 observations
  • Activity – take away – prep – 30 day action plan
  • Report out: Key takeaways, before & after

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Kim Williams is a lean manager at Genie a Terex Brand. She has held several roles during her 20 year career at Genie. Initially, she started in production, supervising assembly team members and then was promoted to production manager. Years later, she moved into product management and marketing. Most recently, her focus has been in lean and developing a sales pipeline process and daily management system for the sales team.

Kyle Yates is a TBS training specialist at Genie. Yates spent 7 years in the United States Air Force as a structural technician and corrosion specialist. He majored in film and communications at Central Washington University. He then spent a year doing professional voice-overs for children’s books before starting at Genie. He has worked at Genie for 7 years, 6 of which have been part of the lean training team.  He has a certificate in e-learning curriculum design from the University of Washington and will finish his bachelor’s in industrial/organizational psychology this Fall. He currently leads Genie's new hire training program, teaches its lean curriculum, manages the training team’s LMS operations, produces a variety of in-house videos, creates its e-Learning content & leads data-driven improvement efforts for the organization.

Carly Renoudet is the process development manager supporting the Genie telematics program, Lift Connect. In this role, Renoudet is responsible for working cross-functionally to ensure robust processes are developed, trained and deployed globally in order to provide the most positive user experience to Genie's customers. She started at Genie in 2007, and has held several positions with increasing responsibility improving the Terex materials management system. She has a strong background in project management and continuous improvement. She holds a bachelor's in manufacturing and supply chain management from Western Washington University. 

  • See and learn the application of different types of visual controls.
  • See and learn how to develop pacing and work leveling visual management tools.
  • See and learn how to develop visual management systems tied to daily management to build a problem solving culture.

This workshop will benefit all executives, leaders, general managers, managers, supervisors, production control, lean/continuous improvement leaders, and those working to implement visual management tied to daily management and develop a problem solving culture.


You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be canceled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.