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AME writer Continuous improvement is no foreign concept to an organization whose mission is to inspire a commitment to enterprise excellence among its members. AME strives to do this in every capacity. The annual AME International Conference in Boston is no exception. Each year, conference committees strive to continuously improve upon the previous...

The AME Boston 2017 Conference is days away and the conference team has been working hard to make sure every aspect of the conference includes the opportunity for attendees to engage with their peers and further their understanding and application of lean. With the theme of “Get Engaged” we’ve compiled a quick list of ten ways to get engaged with...

Australian lean Consultant, txm.com/contact-us I recently met with a supply chain manager who had major problems with stock shortages. He was bemoaning poor forecast accuracy as the cause of his problems. “Perhaps if we had a better demand management tool, we could get a more accurate forecast and ensure we had the right stock of long lead time...

Imagine working for an organization where everyone is self-reliant, where everyone is trusted to make the right decision for the organization and for themselves without having to ask for permission from their boss or to even discuss it with the boss or their associates. Is it possible? Recently, I have been teaching people how: to pick strong...

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AME Author, Founder, Profit and the 5-Step P.R.O.F.I+T Plan You already know how powerful a tool lean can be but if your customer service team is still busy solving problems all day long, you’ll love these five less-common insights for improving quality, with actionable ideas and complimentary resources that will create more value for your...

Target Editorial Board Chair Most of us have seen, heard and played a part in the mindset of “Not invented here!” We all want to believe that we’re capable, somewhat intelligent and have good things to contribute to our organization and community. That is absolutely correct! But not to the exclusion of everyone else - we do not know everything. All...

Guest post from Chris Temple Lean brings order to chaos. I know of nowhere more chaotic than my home, with five kids under 8 years of age, not only are we in the business of manufacturing children, we are also in the business of manufacturing messes. Over the years my wife has had to come to grips with the fact that I take my work home with me....

Looking to explore lean and continuous improvement topics in greater depth? Register for an #AMEBoston workshop today. An AME conference offers attendees several ways to gain insights and further their understanding of lean and continuous improvement: through keynotes, tours of manufacturing facilities, presentations/interactive sessions and...

AME Author, Director Champions of HR for Excellence For the launch of AME’s Champions of HR for Excellence program in May, Tony Chamblin, Ron Oslin and Larry Anderson from One System One Voice presented insights to HR leaders on implementing change. We met a few years back and their work was so exciting that I flew to Virginia to see it in action....