AME Excellence Award 
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The AME Excellence Award

The AME lean standard for continuous improvement
Monday, Oct. 29 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm Torrey Hills AB, 3rd level MW/21

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to write and apply for the AME Excellence Award and/or begin to implement a continuous improvement system based upon the AME Excellence Award lean standard of business excellence.


This workshop will cover the award criteria and the overall application process and annual timeline, including review of key documents applicants must provide. Gain valuable information about how to effectively build a strong achievement report, the key document that applicant companies submit to summarize why they should be considered. Leave with a clear picture of the process and timeline that the AME Excellence Award Committee uses to review, score and provide feedback to applicant companies. Become more confident if you are, or plan to become, an assessor.


The AME Excellence Award recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business. The award’s primary purpose is to foster more effective continuous improvement practices. It acknowledges best practices, creativity and innovation. The award supports AME’s vision, mission and values of inspiring commitment to enterprise excellence through shared learning and access to best practices. Recipients are selected based on the combined results of an achievement report review and evaluation team site visit observations.

Presenters: Doug Carlberg / Larry Anderson

Doug Carlberg is the chairman and CEO of M2 Global Inc. and a member of the AME Excellence Award Council. He has more than 35 years’ operations management experience in the electronics, telecommunications and defense industries. He previously served as senior vice president of worldwide operations at Harris Corporation’s Microwave Communications Division, which received many awards. Carlberg serves on the board of governors for The Shingo Prize and on the board of directors for AME. 

Larry Anderson is a gold-certified (SME/AME/ASQ/Shingo) lean senior management and training professional with over 40 years of experience. He serves as a senior examiner/team lead for both the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence and the AME Excellence Award. He is certified by the Shingo Institute to facilitate all institute workshops, is past chair of the SME/AME/ASQ/Shingo Lean Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee, and serves as president of the Southwest Region of AME. Anderson pursued the masters in engineering management program at the University of Louisville and holds a BSME degree from Texas Tech University.