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The AME Boston 2017 Conference is days away and the conference team has been working hard to make sure every aspect of the conference includes the opportunity for attendees to engage with their peers and further their understanding and application of lean. With the theme of “Get Engaged” we’ve... More
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Guest post from Chris Temple Lean brings order to chaos. I know of nowhere more chaotic than my home, with five kids under 8 years of age, not only are we in the business of manufacturing children, we are also in the business of manufacturing messes. Over the years my wife has had to come to grips with... More
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Looking to explore lean and continuous improvement topics in greater depth? Register for an #AMEBoston workshop today. An AME conference offers attendees several ways to gain insights and further their understanding of lean and continuous improvement: through keynotes, tours of manufacturing facilities,... More
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AME members list webinars and regional events as one of their top membership benefits. These members also list budget and travel costs as primary reasons why they are not able to attend certain events. With this in mind, AME is happy to announce a series of webinars, which are low-cost, convenient options... More
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By Taylor Scheibe Target magazine began publication in 1985 with an audience of approximately 300 members. The magazine was first issued in the form of a newsletter titled “Just-In-Time Technical Development” written by Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) board member Ernie Hugh. We first... More
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by Lea Tonkin If your organization is struggling to build and sustain improvement momentum, consider adopting the AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) Lean Sensei app as a key resource. Employing this dynamic app can help you to engage your associates in assessing lean progress and creating... More
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Looking to further your lean and continuous improvement journey and save money? Register for the 2017 AME International Conference in Boston by June 30.  Depending on the number of registrations, you can save anywhere from $100 to $300 per person by registering before the deadline. This year, our conference... More
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We asked the AME headquarters staff what they’re most excited to see and do at the AME 2017 International Conference in Boston. Here is what they said: “I am excited to see all of the conference team’s hard work come to life and get the chance to talk with attendees throughout the week.”  — Julie... More
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Boston is an historic American city, the capital of Massachusetts and home to more than 667,000 people in the city limits, and there are more than 4.5 million people in the Boston metro area. Here are 10 things we love about Boston: 10) The home of Dunkin’ Donuts. There’s no doubt there are a lot... More
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E.A. Dion takes people-centric leadership to an entirely new level. Founded in 1968, E.A. Dion began manufacturing Pennsylvania Dutch souvenir jewelry. Today, the company is a fully integrated manufacturer of precious and non-precious rings, pins, tacks, and other jewelry awards. A coveted AME Boston... More
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Retired Navy Captain David Marquet has never been a fan of top-down leadership. As the captain of the U.S.S. Santa Fe, he oversaw its transformation from the worst performing submarine in the fleet to the best performing sub in fleet by empowering his crew to solve problems and make decisions. As keynote... More
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He’s been referred to as “The Human Lie Detector” and “The Real-Life Sherlock Holmes.” World renowned mentalist Max Major has more than 20 years of experience and nearly 2,000 shows under his belt. This fall, he is bringing his communication secrets to the AME Boston 2017 International Conference. “If... More
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by Lea Tonkin What’s it going to take, to get to where you want to go from where you are now in your lean journey? Here’s another question: Do you really know where you stand, and do you have a clear vision of where you’re heading? Tackling these critical questions, and seeking to provide better... More
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The AME 2017 International Conference is scheduled for this October in Boston. With the theme of "Get Engaged," the conference will focus on ways that organizations can engage their employees. This year, the conference features 9 keynote presentations, presentations / interactive sessions, local best-practice... More
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Findings from a recent Gallup study entitled “State of the American Workplace” report that 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job. If that is even a remotely accurate figure, then there are tens of millions of Americans that are completely disconnected and disengaged from their employers.... More
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Are you looking to increase engagement among employees at your organization? This year, the theme for the largest lean conference in the world is “Get Engaged.” Scheduled for October 9 – 13 in Boston, MA, the conference is filled with opportunities to gain insights on creating high-performance,... More
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by Drew Locher A recent Gallup survey found 31.5 percent of employees are 'engaged,’ 51 percent are 'not engaged,’ and17.5 percent 'disengaged.' Most every leader with whom I come in contact states a desire to improve 'associate engagement.' So why is engagement so elusive? First let's define the... More
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Five organizations earned the coveted 2016 AME Excellence Award, which recognizes excellence in manufacturing and business. They were featured at our 2016 conference in Dallas and also in the (current) Winter 2016 issue of Target magazine (read article here). For more details about how AME recognizes... More
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In 2016, AME re-vamped its digital publication from a monthly eNewsletter to a weekly one and started an AME author’s panel, which provides original content articles from several published industry experts. As we start the new year, let’s take a look back at the most clicked original content articles... More
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AME’s mission is to inspire a commitment to enterprise excellence through experiential learning by bringing people together to share, learn and grow. At our conference in Dallas next week, we’re offering our members and conference attendees another great opportunity to share learn and grow.  As... More
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Looking to enhance your experience at our annual conference in Dallas? AME is proud to partner with CrowdCompass again this year to provide attendees with the tools to help you plan your conference experience in Dallas.  To download the app, visit: • For Apple devices: http://apple.co/2dfBdWq•... More
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The AME 2016 International Conference is just weeks away. Conference Chair Greg Williams is featured on the latest Gemba Academy podcast and previews #AMEDallas and shares leadership insights, and thoughts about going to the gemba. Williams also shares some of the best advice he's ever received and his... More
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Patricia Moody profiles Firstronic's performance improvement journey in the latest issue of Target magazine in the article Tackling Workforce Challenges (PDF).
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The fall issue of Target magazine is out and the cover story examines Autoliv's journey to become the leader in enterprise excellence.  To read or download a PDF of the cover story, click on Autoliv: a winning formula.
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AME President and CEO George Saiz talks about AME, previews the 2017 conference in Dallas and shares his thoughts on leadership on the latest Gemba Academy podcast. In addition to sharing a little bit about his background, he shares his favorite quote from one of his heroes.  Be sure to listen or download... More
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While attending an AME conference or a regional event is an excellent way to further your understanding and practice of lean, there’s one additional way to do this – by getting your lean certification.   Along with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the American Society for Quality (ASQ)... More
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The Atlanta 2016 Lean Summit, hosted by the AME Southeastern Region and scheduled for May 2-3, 2016 in Atlanta, GA is sold out. The summit features a lineup of world-class facility tours including Pepsi/Gatorade, Chick-fil-A, Georgia Power and Clorox, all showcasing lean and continuous improvement best... More
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The AME Board of Directors announced today that George Saiz was named President and CEO effective April, 18. George has been a member of AME since 2005, and a member of the AME Champions Club since 2007. George served on the AME Board of Directors from 2013-2015. While serving on the AME Board in 2015,... More
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Early-bird discount pricing for the AME 2016 International Conference ends March 31st.  Scheduled for October 24 – 28, 2016 in Dallas, TX, the largest lean conference in the world promises to deliver insights on how to achieve excellence throughout your organization. Again this year, our 2016 International... More
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  Here at AME, we’re especially proud of our quarterly flagship publication Target magazine, which has been a source of lean and continuous improvement news and information since AME’s earliest days when Robert “Doc” Hall was the editor.  Like any publication that has existed for a significant... More
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If you asked anyone who has ever attended a conference, there’s a good chance they’d tell you their favorite part of attending a conference is the face-to-face interaction with friends and colleagues.  There’s something special about getting together with like-minded people or people in our “tribe.”... More
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The AME 2015 Cincinnati International Conference is quickly approaching.  Whether you’re a conference newbie or someone who has attended an AME conference in the past, the number of activities and sessions taking place throughout the conference week can feel overwhelming.  Thanks to our conference... More

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