Operational excellence at Curium

October 1, 2019 | 7:30 am to 11:00 am
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | conference@ame.org


2703 Wagner Place
Maryland Heights, Missouri

AME St. Louis ConsortiumTour Curium's Maryland Heights, Missouri facility and learn about their team's journey to operational excellence. Curium’s vertically-integrated manufacturing network is the largest in the radiopharmaceutical industry, including a molybdenum processing facility, 3 large SPECT facilities and 44 PET and SPECT nuclear pharmacies across the United States and Europe.

This event will also introduce participants to the AME St. Louis Consortium. An AME Consortium is a group of local companies that collaborate to achieve a broad, deep, accelerated lean-continuous improvement progress at a faster and easier pace than they can do it alone. These dynamic practitioner-to-practitioner networks are designed to support you in accelerating your company’s journey toward excellence.


The global Curium Group is the world’s leading provider of nuclear medicine. Curium's focus is singular: to develop, manufacture and supply world-class radiopharmaceutical products to customers around the globe. They draw on over 100 years of proven experience and aim to drive the nuclear medicine industry forward through excellence, reliability and unparalleled service. Learn more at https://www.curiumpharma.com/ and watch the Curium Way video.


7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Registration/informal networking
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Curium Maryland Heights tour and program:

  • Site tour highlighting Curium's lean journey
  • Operational excellence tools - SMED & Root cause analysis
  • What is next for the AME St. Louis Consortium and the AME International Conference
  • Quick debrief (includes an "Even better if..." exercise)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Optional, self-pay lunch at Sybergs

Optional lunch location:
Syberg's Dorsett
2430 Old Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO 63043


Ernie Banks
Global Operational Excellence Director

Ernie's primary focus is strategic oversight for operational excellence & cost savings initiatives across the global SPECT manufacturing facilities (U.S., France & the Netherlands). Ernie collaborates with the Global OpEx team to lead six sigma, lean, transformational, change leadership and Just-Do-It continuous improvement projects across the organization.


Participants at this event will:

  • Build relationships with other lean and operational excellence professionals
  • See how Curium applies lean and operational excellence practices
  • Gain new tools and practices to take back to your organization
  • Learn more about the AME St. Louis Consortium
  • Anyone wanting to learn about operational excellence at Curium
  • AME Consortia Members and people interested in being a part of the AME St. Louis Consortia

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 $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.