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The AME Boston 2017 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 8 keynote presentations, 72 presentations/interactive sessions, 40 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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Discount pricing for the largest lean conference in the world ends next Tuesday, June 30.  Located in Cincinnati, OH, the conference offers numerous opportunities to further your lean journey: 9 keynotes, more than 40 tours and in-depth workshops, 54 value stream presentations and 12 special interest... More
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The Association for Manufacturing Excellence is sad to learn of the passing of businessman and philanthropist Gus Whalen on Sunday, June 21. Whalen, who was 70, was a friend and supporter of AME and presented at several AME events. Recognized as an entrepreneur in leading a manufacturing renaissance,... More
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  There’s no doubt that the world of business has changed significantly in the past 30 years.  Study any successful business and you’ll realize how much these companies have changed and evolved over the years in order to stay competitive.  Often these changes are due to new technologies, new... More
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AME's International Conference in Cincinnati is just over four months away (October 19 - 23). The largest lean conference in the world, it promises to provide attendees the opportunity to share, learn and grow their continuous improvement knowledge and insights among leaders and peers.   June 30 is... More
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AME is evaluating its communications outreach and the value and importance of its magazines and eNewsletters. Please take a few minutes to share your opinion and insights with us regarding Target magazine and Target Online.  Survey results are anonymous and will be shared with the AME Board of Directors.... More
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AME is proud to support and celebrate Manufacturing Day once again in 2015.  This year’s event, scheduled for October 2nd, is a celebration of manufacturing and an opportunity to inspire future manufacturers and raise awareness and address issues and challenges facing manufacturing as an industry.... More
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  Guest post from Denver regional event chair Todd Reese. Whether you’re an athlete or a business professional, the need to perform at the top of your game is important.  Having the right tools and skills to succeed are as critical as ever.  That’s why the AME 2015 regional conference in Denver... More
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  On Wednesday, February 4, AME recognized Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) as its first community college to join its Adopt-a-School program.  Located in Hampton, VA, TNCC is located on the 700 square mile Virginia Peninsula – one of the highest concentrations of manufacturers and suppliers... More
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  Manufacturing Day opens doors and eyes to show  students why manufacturing  is a desirable career path  On Oct. 2, President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation declaring Oct. 3, 2014, National Manufacturing Day. In just three years, National Manufacturing Day has achieved more than... More
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We've worked hard to redesign AME.org to make it easier for you to use and easier for you to network with your manufacturing peers. Share, learn and grow are words we live by at AME, and we wanted to give you a platform to do just that. While you're here, start a discussion on a topic that interests... More