Lean product and process development workshop and tour

November 19, 2018 | 1:00 pm to November 20, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | conference@ame.org
Student Member Fee: $200
Member Fee: $295
Non-Member Fee: $345


Ingersoll Rand
800 Beaty St.
Building B, Zagros Room
Davidson, North Carolina

Developing a new product is exciting and risky, but you can learn to reduce the risk so you can enjoy the excitement—and the payoff. Discover how lean design tools and lean product development can reduce costs, improve resource utilization and accelerate time-to-market for new products and services by eliminating non-value-added waste in the development stages. Lean product development can be used by those new to product development or those trying to improve their current product or process development.

Learn what waste and value look like in the context of new product development and how to achieve significant improvements in time-to-market and production costs by applying lean principles to the product development environment. You'll also tour Ingersoll Rand’s 3P area in Davidson where product, process and people come together to trystorm ideas into new products and processes that are built from the base up with lean principles and standard work. You will see how employees work in cross-functional teams and apply visual management tools and 3P standard work to their development efforts to achieve an average 30 percent productivity gain.


Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Its brands include Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®. Ingersoll Rand provides products and services directly and through distributors to customers around the globe. The company has been listed on Fortune's World’s Most Admired Companies list for four consecutive years and also the Workforce 100 list for top-performing HR organizations. Ingersoll Rand was also named a best company for leaders by Chief Executive magazine, and has been recognized for leadership in sustainability in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, Carbon Disclosure Project and MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes. Learn more at www.ingersollrand.com.


Monday, November 19
12:30 p.m.  - 1:00 p.m.   Doors open / Registration
1:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.    Workshop
5:00 p.m.                        Adjourn
Tuesday, November 20
8:30 a.m.  -   9:00 a.m.  Doors open / Welcome
9:00 a.m.  -   5:00 p.m.  Workshop & Tour
5:00 p.m.                       Adjourn

The event will be held in
Building B, Zagros Room



Bill Iacovelli

Bill Iacovelli is an extension specialist with North Carolina State Industry Expansion Solutions. He helps manufacturers, businesses, health care systems and public health departments make sustainable improvements through lean and Six Sigma thinking and methods. Previously, Iacovelli worked for Eastman Kodak in technical and supervisory roles in manufacturing and research and development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering & operations research from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and serves on the AME Southeast Region board.


At this event, you will learn tools and techniques to help you effectively manage your product development efforts and drive out waste.

  • Product development managers
  • Product/process engineers
  • Design engineers/scientists
  • Project managers

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.