Best practices in a job shop environment

May 16, 2018 | 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $395
Member Fee: $295
Student Member Fee: $50


Disc Makers
7905 N. Route 130
Pennsauken, New Jersey

Tour Disc Makers, the world’s largest CD, DVD and Blu-ray manufacturer for independent musicians, filmmakers and businesses. See how this custom order job shop has successfully applied flow concepts to the pre-production process and sequential pull systems throughout production. This is no easy task when parallel flows are involved; job routings, quantities and work content can vary greatly from order to order. On this tour you will see examples of visual management in both production and non-production environments.

During its presentation, Disc Makers will review its eight-year lean journey, successes, stumbles and key learnings. A Q&A session will follow the presentation, giving you the opportunity to deep dive into whatever subject is of interest to you. This is a can't-miss event for anyone working in a high mix low volume job shop environment!


In business since 1946, Disc Makers is the nation’s leading independent CD & DVD manufacturer, offering a wide variety of products and services, including state-of-the-art automated printers and duplication systems, complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, and custom disc packaging for independent musicians, filmmakers and businesses. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities are outfitted with the latest graphic, printing and CD & DVD replication equipment and products, as well as in-house studios for mastering and post production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, and award-winning graphic design. Disc Makers began its lean journey eight years ago.

The company manufactures and distributes a large selection of disc duplication and printing systems, as well as a full line of recordable media and disc packaging supplies. The company also offers a variety of additional services including download cards, posters, and music distribution. Disc Makers’ main office and plant is located near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ; the company also has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Seattle and Nashville.


8:30 a.m.   -   9:00 a.m.   Registration & welcome
9:00 a.m.   -   9:30 a.m.   Introduction to host company
9:30 a.m.   - 12:00 p.m.   Facility tour
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Lunch
12:30 p.m. -   2:30 p.m.   Presentation by Disc Makers
2:30 p.m.   -   3:30 p.m.   Q&A
3:30 p.m.                         Adjourn

  • Learn how lean concepts can be adapted and applied to a custom, job shop environment.
  • Learn how lean concepts can be applied to production and non-production environments.
  • Discover key learnings from an organization that is eight years into its lean journey.
  • Anyone in a high mix low volume production environment
  • Anyone in a design-to-order business
  • Anyone in production or non-production roles

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.