Integrating lean with Six Sigma to achieve operational excellence

September 23, 2020 | 9:00 am to 12:05 pm
US Mountain Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $250
Member Fee: $195


Medtronic Tempe Campus
2343 West Medtronic Way
Tempe, Arizona

Go and see operational excellence in action at Medtronic!

Learn about cellular design, design for lean and Six Sigma, and how to introduce Six Sigma into the factory and supply chain. Medtronic has successfully integrated lean and Six Sigma on the factory floor, in the design studio and in the supply chain. At this event, you'll tour the Medtronic campus in Tempe, Arizona and learn about the company's journey toward enterprise excellence. You'll also have an opportunity to share feedback and ideas on how the company can improve its operations.



Medtronic, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies. It applies biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Its technologies are used to treat nearly 40 medical conditions. Medtronic employs more than 90,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 150 countries. Learn more at


Dr. Cathy Lawson is a master black belt and a global instructor for Medtronic. She started her career at Motorola in 1985 as a process quality engineer and later founded and ran the Six Sigma program at General Dynamics C4 Systems.

Tima Mouslli is a master black belt and a global instructor for Medtronic focusing on lean and operational excellence.

Dr. Dan Shunk is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University and an AME Western Region Board Member.


8:45 a.m.    -   9:00 a.m.  Welcome
9:00 a.m.    - 10:15 a.m.  Kick-off and overview of lean and Six Sigma at Medtronic
10:15 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.  Break 
10:30 a.m.  - 11:15 a.m.  Factory tour
11:15 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.  Review, discussion and feedback
12:00 p.m.                        Adjourn

  • Experience a complete case study of the operational excellence journey.
  • Tour a leading medical technology, services and solutions manufacturer.
  • See the integration of lean and Six Sigma in action.
  • Network with likeminded lean practitioners and develop contacts for benchmarking and best practice sharing.
  • Help the host company continuously improve by sharing your feedback and ideas.

This event will benefit leaders in design, operations, supply chain, upper management and companies interested in global competition, how operational excellence can support this, and the roadmap to success.


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.

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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.

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