Managing a lean efficient supply chain

July 23, 2019 | 7:30 am to July 24, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Student Member Fee: $150
Member Fee: $745
Non-Member Fee: $895


Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Northwest Medical Center
9806 I-10
San Antonio, Texas

This interactive workshop extends the benefits of lean manufacturing outward from the factory floor to encompass the entire strategic supply chain,  enabling firms to trim waste from every step in the recurring value stream. The five principles of lean thinking and the methods of kaizen are applied to each stage of supply chain management, including establishing linkage and flow within the supplier network, elimination of transaction costs, use of visual communication, methods of standard work, and reduction of procurement lead time and inventory queues. We'll explore practical methods for identifying and eliminating wasted cost, unnecessary delays and excess inventory, building an integrated supply chain through the use of Internet-based “e-management,” and strategies for exploiting B2B marketplaces and auction sites. The theory is backed up by on-the-job examples and real results.

For a preview of this event, watch the webinar below...



Doug Carlberg, chairman and CEO of M2 Global Manufacturing and M2 Global Solutions, has more than 30 years of experience in operations management in the electronics, telecommunications, and defense industries. His background includes more than 20 years of executive leadership with profit and loss responsibility for leading high-technology commercial and defense firms. His areas of expertise include directing all lean manufacturing aspects of product development, production, supply chain management, sales and service. The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in manufacturing, he serves as president of the Southwest Region of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and is on the board of governors for the Shingo Prize.

John Puckett is the founder and president of Visions of Excellence, a training and consulting firm that specializes in the implementation of lean manufacturing and supply chain initiatives for small and medium-sized manufacturing firms. He was co-founder and vice president of manufacturing for XEL Communications, Inc., a manufacturer of private line/special service telecommunications equipment that was recognized by Industry Week as one of America’s Top Ten Best Plants. Puckett has more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing, including industrial engineering, program management, production operations, materials management, and executive operations management. His areas of expertise include business development, team-based management, lean manufacturing and supply chain management.


Day 1
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Welcome & introductions
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  What is lean supply chain management? / Fundamentals of supply chain management / Hands-on workshop exercises
5:00 p.m.                     Adjourn

Day 2
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Tools for speed and efficiency / Hands-on workshop exercises
4:00 p.m.                     Adjourn

  • Reduce the total number of suppliers
  • Increase profit margins on all manufactured products
  • Eliminate non-value-added test and inspection steps
  • Improve supply-chain flexibility and responsiveness
  • Accelerate material flow at every point in the supply chain
  • Efficiently use contract manufacturing and turn-key distributors
  • Maximize return on capital assets
  • Purchasing and supply chain professionals
  • Materials managers
  • Finance and cost personnel
  • Manufacturing managers
  • Product and supplier quality personnel
  • Improvement champions

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.