Utilizing A3, gemba walks and leader standard work for problem solving

April 17, 2019 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | conference@ame.org
Non-Member Fee: $400
Student Member Fee: $50
Member Fee: $250


Roche Tissue Diagnostics
1910 E. Innovation Park Drive
Tucson, Arizona

In this workshop, you will learn from experts in medical device manufacturing, academia, aerospace and defense industries how to use A3. Discover when to use A3, common mistakes, A3 in manufacturing, service and R&D environments, and how to use the tool to ensure your problem stays solved. You will also discover the importance and principles of leader standard work. Workshop leaders will assist you in developing custom leader standard work specific to your needs. This workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn more about how lean and continuous improvement tools can be implemented.


Roche Tissue Diagnostics

Roche Tissue Diagnostics, also known as Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, innovates and manufactures instruments and reagents that automate tissue processing and slide staining for cancer diagnostics. Ventana products are used in clinical histology and drug development research laboratories worldwide. The company’s intuitive, integrated staining and workflow management platforms and digital pathology solutions optimize laboratory efficiencies to support diagnosis, help reduce errors and enable informed treatment decisions. Together with Roche, the company is driving personalized healthcare through accelerated drug discovery and the development of companion diagnostics to identify the patients most likely to respond favorably to specific therapies. Learn more at www.ventana.com.


7:45 a.m.  –   8:15 a.m.   Welcome breakfast and registration
8:15 a.m.  –   9:00 a.m.   Logistics and agenda review, opening discussion/expectations/ice breaker, Review VMS Lean Journey/CI team
9:00 a.m.  –   9:30 a.m.   Opening speaker: Why the A3 and standard work are Important
9:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.   A3 workshop

  • Intro (including tools)
  • Break
  • Team case studies
  • Report out/review
  • Sustain/sell

12:00 p.m. –  1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m.   –  2:00 p.m.   Tour
2:00 p.m.   –  2:15 p.m.   Leader standard work
2:15 p.m.   –  4:00 p.m.   Leader standard work workshop

  • Intro
  • Tasks
  • Associated tools (GEMBA)
  • Review/summary
  • Sustain/sell

4:00 p.m.   –  4:30 p.m.   Closing remarks
5:30 p.m.                         Networking dinner offsite


In this workshop, you will learn how to utilize A3 thinking, gemba walks and leader standard work to solve problems in your organization.,

  • CI practitioners
  • Plant managers
  • VP manufacturing
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Students from applicable fields of study
  • 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 $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