AME Dine & Learn: The future of lean, continuous improvement and innovation with Dr. Alan Robinson

April 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $30
Student Member Fee: $10
Member Fee: $30


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

The best managers and organizations encourage, collect and implement large numbers of employee ideas. Idea-driven organizations are led and managed in a totally different way, are purposefully structured for the flow of bottom-up ideas, and employees and managers are constantly being trained in new ways to innovate. Join lean expert and author Dr. Alan Robinson as you dine, learn and network with your local lean community!


Alan G. Robinson, Ph.D.

Dr. Alan Robinson specializes in managing high-performing organizations, creativity, ideas, innovation and lean production. He is the co-author of ten books, many of which have been translated into more than 25 languages. Robinson has advised more than 300 companies in twenty five countries on how to improve their performance. Over the years, his research has been covered in major U.S. newspapers and in a number of business publications. He has been interviewed on numerous local and national radio and television shows and also co-hosted a two-hour show on innovation for PBS/The Business Channel.

Robinson has served on the Board of Examiners for the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and on the Board of Examiners for the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing. He is a faculty member of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. He has also taught at St. Petersburg Technical University in Russia, the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration in Greece (affiliated with INSEAD), the Jagiellonian University in Poland, the University of Porto in Portugal, the Hanoi Business School, and Tianjin University in China. Robinson holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. and M.A. in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.


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

  • Transform your company into an idea-driven organization.
  • Hear from Alan Robinson, an expert in the field of lean, continuous improvment, and idea generation.
  • Explore new ways to collect and manage employee ideas.
  • Lean and network with your local lean community.
  • Earn self-development hours needed for lean certifications or re-certifications.


  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Anyone who is interested in improving how they capture and manage the ideas of their associates.

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.

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Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $150 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.