AME Excellence Award

The AME Excellence Award primarily recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business. The primary focus of the award is to acknowledge continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. This award supports AME’s vision, mission and values of inspiring commitment to enterprise excellence through shared learning and access to best practice. 

Please download and review the AME Excellence Award information:

2018 Excellence Award Guidelines

2018 Excellence Award Intent to Apply Form

The due date for submitting the Intent to Apply form and the Plant Profle for the AME 2018 Excellence Award has been extended to February 28, 2018.

To apply for the AME Excellence Award, please download the following and review the examples provided for assistance:

2018 Lean Sensei Application 
Lean Sensei Application Example
2018 Metric Supplement Worksheet
Metric Supplement Worksheet Example
Alternative Word Doc Format to Submit Achievement Report – (alternative application)

Please submit your 2018 Lean Sensei Application and 2018 Metric Supplement Worksheet or the Alternative Word Doc Format to Submit Achievement Report by March 12, 2018 to

If you have any questions regarding the award please click here.

Check out our latest webinar on how to apply for the AME Excellence Award.

Nominate a company for an AME Excellence Award!

Often, companies that are achieving enterprise excellence are led by humble leaders, and humble leaders often don't seek award recognition on their own. To nominate a company, simply email with the name and contact information of the company as well as your name and contact information.

Congratulations to the 2017 Excellence Award recipients. Download a brochure to learn more about each company.


About the Awards

Selection Process

The AME Excellence Award may recognize multiple North American recipients who demonstrate excellence against the award guidelines and evaluation criteria. Any applicant that submits an achievement report based on the AME Excellence Award evaluation criteria will be considered for an award. A company’s achievement report will be evaluated by the AME Award Evaluation Team. For companies that score high enough in this achievement report review, a site visit will be completed. A site visit will generally last 1.5 to 2 days. Recipients of the Excellence Award will be selected based on the combined results of the achievement report review and site visit feedback.

How to Apply

The due date for the Intent to Apply form has passed for the year 2018.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our vice president of awards and certification, Michael Bremer at or 630-789-8262. 


Past Recipients

2017 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2016 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2015 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2014 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2013 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2012 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2011 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2010 AME Excellence Award Recipients