AGCO best practice sharing & smart factory showcase

May 12, 2020 | 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $150
Member Fee: $100


AGCO Corporation
202 Industrial Parkway (CR 38)
Jackson, Minnesota

Get an in-depth look at AGCO Corporation's lean journey, tour the AGCO Jackson, Minnesota campus and join in a session on culture and technology in the manufacturing environment!

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural solutions that help support farmers around the world. In 2017, AGCO became the first agricultural manufacturer to receive the AME Excellence Award for its lean and continuous improvement practice, creativity and its innovation in the area of digital transformation. At this best practice event, you'll see how AGCO increased the efficiency, quality and safety of its operations with augmented reality through wearable smart devices like Glass and other digital tools. You'll see how the company's best practices empower employees to find better solutions to drive higher quality in the products and processes. 

Please note: Agricultural manufactures need to be vetted by host.


Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher serves as director of operations for AGCO’s Jackson, Minn. campus. At this site, AGCO designs and manufactures high horsepower tractors and application equipment. The site produces more than $0.5 billion in product annually and employees about 1,000 people. 

He has served in the site director capacity for the last 10 years, and under his leadership the site has been recognized with the AME Excellence Award, named the 2017 assembly plant of the year, and recognized as one of Industry Week’s “Best Plants.” The AGCO Jackson site is well known for its employee engagement and innovation. Fisher is a certified black belt and has more than 25 years of experience implementing lean tools and innovative cultures. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State and a Master of Business Administration from Southwest Minnesota State.


AGCO Corporation

AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and delivers high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® smart farming solutions. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $9.4 billion in 2018.

AGCO's Jackson, Minnesota campus designs and manufactures high horsepower tractors and application equipment. The site produces more than $0.5 billion in product annually and employs about 1,000 people. Learn more at



8:00 a.m.   -   8:30 a.m.     Welcome
8:30 a.m.   -   9:00 a.m.     Introduction to AGCO
9:00 a.m.   - 10:00 a.m.     AGCO's lean journey
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.     Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     First session: Culture—LDMS (huddle) structure / policy deployment & problem solving / suggestion program
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.     Lunch
12:45 p.m. -   2:30 p.m.     Second session: Technology—virtual reality wearables (informed reality) / technology and CI
2:30 p.m.   -   3:00 p.m.     Feedback and Q&A


At this event, you will see and learn about: 

  • Cultural development
  • How to embrace and leverage technology on the shop floor
  • Taking the next steps on a lean journey
  • Pursuing the AME Excellence Award benefits and challenges

This event will benefit leaders, managers and supervisors interested in embracing some of the latest technology for connecting people with information and creating a lean manufacturing environment.


You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. 

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be canceled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.