From the CEO: The world looks to our example

AME | October 11, 2022

Last week I wrote about resilience and the incredible fortitude found within the supply chain and manufacturing industries. This adaptability, however, is only part of what makes AME and its partner organizations industry leaders and innovators. Our members are constantly pioneering new ways of thinking, operating and producing to carve out a more sustainable future. And the world looks to their example.

Our industries touch every field and individual. The actions and innovations of lean practitioners from the front line to the c-suite affect policy, create jobs and improve quality of life. As the public and private sectors set new standards, we can be certain our industries will be charged with inventing innovative ways to meet the future head-on.

This October, some of the best and brightest minds in manufacturing, health care, government, academia and more will gather at AME Dallas 2022 to share best practices. Keynote speaker David C. Woessner, the co-founder and partner at FutureOf, will present on navigating new markets, new business models and disruptive technologies to usher in the future of community, mobility, industry and energy.

Like always, our sessions will provide actionable takeaways, not just inspiration. In Advancing water and climate resilience at the facility and enterprise level, Ecolab will outline steps manufacturers can take to develop a proactive water management strategy. Aera Energy will share how it ensures sustainability as a company while at the same time staying focused on its purpose in Lean-based collaboration to achieve permitting sustainability. I'm particularly excited to hear from Minerals Technologies, as it shares how it achieved environmental reduction targets via employee-led actions. These sessions are just the tip of the iceberg.

We also have an incredible lineup of tours in and around Dallas, supported by the TMAC, the Texas Manufacturing Extension Partnership group. Tours and workshops are now open for enrollment. Remember, tours are first come, first served, and you must be registered to enroll.

Part of embracing disruption means taking a calculated but often worthwhile risk. But you're not alone. On October 17-20, come engage with like-minded professionals who want to see their industry and people pave the way.

As always, please stay safe and keep looking out for one another.