AME Dine & Learn: The forgotten change management tool of sustainability

May 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Student Member Fee: $10
Member Fee: $30
Non-Member Fee: $30


Salvatore's Restaurant
354 Merrimack St
Building A, Entrance 1
Lawrence, Massachusetts

A lean system for managing provides the necessary level of control to achieve and sustain improvements while maintaining high productivity and high levels of quality. It is a tool for making sound business decisions based upon accurate information. Increase both the overall effectiveness of your leaders and their ability to reach established goals & objectives on a daily basis. Join certified Six Sigma Black belt and certified Lean Sensei Robert Burke as you dine, learn and network with your lean community!


Robert Burke 

Robert Burke has more than 25 years of experience in many manufacturing environments, including defense, automotive, pharmaceuticals, packaging goods, electronics, medical device, printed circuit boards, metal converting, railroad, and equipment manufacturers. Currently, an executive director with Value Innovation Partners, Ltd (VIPGroup), Burke holds a B.S. in business administration, is a certified CPIM from the Association for Operations Management (APICS), a certified Six Sigma Black belt, a certified Lean Sensei and holds an ISO 9000 assessor certificate. He has co-authored dozens of articles published in PharmaChem Magazine on the subject of lean operations and AME's Target magazine on lean manufacturing. 


6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Buffet dinner
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Featured presenter, Q&A & feedback


A lean system for managing provides benefits such as:

• Making problems visible for resolution
• Improved customer communications
• Reducing cycle time variability
• Increase in throughput
• Improved and focused customer communication
• Management of work load with customer expectation as a paramount consideration
• Highlighting capacity needs and inefficiencies
• Developing methodology that has some standard components which can be customized by section or sector
• Driving proper use of metrics


Functional groups, lean practitioners and leaders at all levels and in all industries can benefit from this event. 


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 cancelled 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.