AME unveils workshops, tour details for 2013 Atlanta Lean Summit

Educational experiences provide an opportunity to learn from professionals whose expertise demonstrates the various benefits of lean.

08/23/2013


Association for Manufacturing ExcellenceThe Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is proud to announce the details of the workshops and off-site plant tours being offered at the 2013 Atlanta Lean Summit, Aug. 26-29. These educational experiences provide an opportunity to learn from professionals whose expertise demonstrates the various benefits of lean.

"The workshops are one of the best benefits of attending the summit," said Larry Fast, event team leader. "Both the workshops and off-site tours facilitate dedicated learning experiences in unfamiliar territory that's bound to expand the knowledge base of attendees in challenging and surprising ways."

Experts from all corners of the industry will come together to lead and teach six workshops covering everything from the basics to the most important aspects of lean: culture and people.

Toyota Kata: Improving and Coaching Your Way to Success
Presented by Bill Kraus, Brandon Brown and Hank Czarnecki
An eight-hour, hands-on workshop that addresses the question, "How can we lead our companies so that they will survive and thrive in the long term?"

Leading the Lean Revolution/HoshinKanri: Creating the Path for Success
Presented by Robert B. Camp and Larry E. Fast
Learn how to create a sustainable Lean transformation through a discussion of how HoshinKanri is conducted, providing the tools to help leaders oversee their organization through the process.

Just-in-time (JIT) Complex Multi-tiered Supply Chain Flow: Streamlining Materials Flow from Upper Tier Suppliers First-in, First-out, to Customer Points-of-use (POU)
Presented by Jim Price
Toyota’s lean manufacturing and just-in-time logistics take the spotlight during this presentation, highlighting strategies that will effectively streamline every part of the supply chain flow, from production to points-of-use.

People Powered Lean: Building a Dream Team to Accelerate Your Lean Journey Heartbeat Leaders First
Presented by Joe Barto
Learn how to build and nurture a dream team culture that will lead your company to success in today’s highly competitive business environment.

Accounting in a Lean Environment Workshop
Presented by Dr. Dewayne Searcy
A focused look at how to accelerate changes in your accounting systems that will help streamline the overall transformation into a lean enterprise.

Lean and Safe: Safety-Integrated Process Improvement
Presented by Damon Nix, Tom Sammon and Paul Todd
Learn how to produce positive safety and health outcomes in lean-thinking organizations by integrating safety and health problem solving into the continuous improvement process.

Off-site facility tours at exciting locations around the Atlanta area will further strengthen the lessons learned at the summit. Each offers a unique opportunity to visit businesses that have accelerated their success through the effective and extensive use of lean strategies.

Observe efficiency in action and leadership in effect at nine different off-site tours, including Power Partners, Acuity Brands, Sunny Delight Beverages, Printpack, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Milliken & Company, Philips Respironics and The Clorox Company.

For a full schedule of events and registration information, please visit AME.org/Atlanta. Discounted summit registration is available for AME members, attendees from tour host companies, members of the Georgia Tech Consortium and companies with five or more attendees. Group hotel rates are only available through Aug. 19 when referencing the AMESoutheast Room Block. Reservations can be made online or by calling 800-468-3571.



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