SnapCab & Acme Box plant tour

January 22, 2019 | 7:45 am to 3:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $395
Student Member Fee: $100
Member Fee: $295


175 Titus Avenue
Warrington, Pennsylvania

At this one-day event, you'll visit two Delaware Valley manufacturers and learn about their continuous improvement journeys. Learn how SnapCab has embraced a philosophy of rewarding employees for making mistakes. The integration of this thinking and utilization of lean methods have contributed to SnapCab's success. Through all the decades of grown and success, Acme has remained a family run business. See how Acme has embraced lean thinking in all facets of its business by employing best practices, people and technology in serving its clients. 



Lean manufacturing is an integral part of the SnapCab story. Its repeatable processes, driven by lean best practices (such as 5S, Kanban, Kaizen and standard work) allow the organization to eliminate waste, reduce cost, ensure timely delivery and remain responsive to customer needs. This enables us to provide outstanding quality at lower prices. By eliminating the fear of making mistakes, the company empowers its people to identify challenges and create solutions to continuously improve.

Acme Corrugated Box Company

Acme Corrugated Box Company is one of the largest independent manufacturers of corrugated products servicing the Mid-Atlantic region. Privately owned for 100 years, Acme Corrugated utilizes a tireless investment strategy in equipment technology and in the development of team members by leveraging their in-house Acme University training programs. Through refinement of Lean Methodologies and the cultivation of a continuous improvement mindset; Acme Corrugated provides distinguished service and exceptional product quality to it’s marketplace.


7:45 a.m.   -   8:30 a.m.   Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.   -   9:30 a.m.   The Snap Cab journey
9:30 a.m.   - 10:45 a.m.   Plant tour
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Q&A
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Travel to Acme Box
12:00 p.m. -   1:00 p.m.   Lunch at Acme Box
1:00 p.m.   -   1:45 p.m.   Acme Box Journey
1:45 p.m.   -   3:00 p.m.   Plant tour
3:00 p.m.   -   3:30 p.m.   Q&A
3:30 p.m.                          Dismiss

  • At SnapCab, see how improvement methods being applied in a low volume high mix workplace. The deployment of these methods has helped the organization create a "no fear culture."
  • At Acme Coorgigated Box Company, see how continuous improvement methods are being applied in a high-speed corrugated box manufacturer, where investments have made in people, process and technology.
  • Meet other similar-minded professionals in your area of expertise and develop contacts for benchmarking and best practice sharing.
  • See lean implementations in practice and ask site personnel directly what went well and what they would do differently.
  • Presidents
  • Vice presidents
  • Large and small manufacturers
  • CI managers
  • Human resource managers
  • Engineers
  • Operations managers
  • Quality 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.