Association Manufacturing Excellence (AME) 
Intermediate level
Theme: Redefine Enterprise Excellence

Keep your gemba walks fresh (virtual only)

Learn to see the invisible


Practitioner Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 19 Location Code
11:00am-12:00pm Virtual VWS/10



Explore how to sustain the momentum of continuous improvement practices as you go from an organizational leader to a highly effective improvement leader.


When we learn an improvement tool, there is a tendency to use it the same way, over and over again. As a result, the tool loses some of its zest. It still works, but we don't accomplish quite as much with the tool as we might. Join us for a discussion about keeping your gemba walks fresh and learning to use them to reveal things that might be invisible to your eyes. The concepts and practices we will discuss can also be applied to leader standard work, visual (huddle boards), etc. 


The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME’s membership is composed of a trusted network of volunteers who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experience. Through engaging workshops, plant tours, webinars, summits and industry-leading conferences, AME members are continually discovering and implementing new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments and improve the skills, competitiveness and overall success of their organizations.


Michael Bremer AME Mac McCulloch Award recipientMichael Bremer serves on the AME Management Team as the vice president of awards. He is the retired president of the Cumberland Group, a consulting organization established in 1991 to coach companies on effective improvement practices. He is also a past national board member of AME and the author of several books on performance improvement, including “How to Do a Gemba Walk,” a Shingo Research & Professional Publication Award recipient. Bremer leads AME’s Excellence Award Council and was a 2019 Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.