Driving operational excellence at Chore-Time

September 24, 2019 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | conference@ame.org
Student Member Fee: $25
Non-Member Fee: $225
Member Fee: $175


410 North Higbee Street
Milford, Indiana

This benchmarking event will demonstrate how Chore-Time has evolved in their quest to implement lean manufacturing systems and drive the process through policy deployment, which is well-defined in the organization through monthly communications meetings. Chore-Time's lean manufacturing process will be reviewed and “before and after” snapshots and can be seen throughout the plant tour. Participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions and learn which tactics worked (and those that did not) in the implementation process.

Note: Direct competitors of Chore-Time will not be allowed to participate in this event without prior consent.


Chore-Time is a Division of CTB Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company. It is the global leader of systems for poultry and egg production and they are known for providing tailored solutions (including feeding systems, broilers, climate controls and software) to improve operational performance. Chore-Time provides these systems to distributors, who coordinate directly with the growers. (www.choretime.com)


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.     Registration
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.     Introductions and opening remarks
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.     Presentation
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Plant tour
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Q & A and closing comments


Participants will learn:

  • Leader responsibilities for a lean manufacturing environment
  • Methods for tracking progress
  • Specific lean techniques to drive improvement
  • Lessons learned from leadership



  • Company presidents and general managers
  • VP of operations/manufacturing
  • CFO/controllers
  • Continuous improvement managers/leaders
  • Plant managers
  • Facility managers
  • Manufacturing supervisors and engineers.

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.