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AME reveals conference workshop and plant tour lineup

Rolling Meadows, IL. – The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) has announced the details of its selection of workshops and plant tours that will be offered at the 2013 AME ‘Excellence Inside’ conference, which takes...


Rolling Meadows, IL. – The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) has announced the details of its selection of workshops and plant tours that will be offered at the 2013 AME ‘Excellence Inside’ conference, which takes place Oct. 21-25, 2013, in Toronto.

Joe Fisher, conference chair, noted the increased variety in this year’s selection. “We’re focusing on offering diverse workshops and tours this year so that lean learners, from beginners to experts, can greatly expand their skill sets and expertise,” Fisher said.

Of the 40 workshops being offered at the conference, comprehensive sessions such as Introduction to Lean Strategy focus on the fundamentals of lean philosophy. Intermediate workshops like Learn the 3P Method examine concentrated waste reduction in product and process design.

Other specialized workshops include How to Engage People’s Hearts and Minds, which offers an education on how to encourage a work culture where self-improvement and idea generation take precedence. Finally, sessions such as They do it With Stickers educate interested lean leaders on how to implement effective lean strategies when only a comparatively small budget is available.

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This year’s 50 plant tours will be conducted as walks that showcase each site’s best practices and examine their value streams. Plant tours include trips to Cogent Power, Bombardier, Canadian Pacific, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Molson Coors, Nestle Waters and many others.

To see the full schedule for the plant tours and workshops, as well as further details regarding Toronto2013, head to http://www.AMEToronto.org. Interested participants can register online and via fax or e-mail.

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME’s membership is composed of a network of volunteers who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experience.

For more information, visit www.ame.org or email info@ame.org.