AME Conference guarantees great ideas
Keynotes, plant tours, Lean manufacturing knowledge -- and a refund if you're not satisfied with the information
With a week’s worth of plant tours, Lean manufacturing insight and keynote speeches from notables including Pulitzer Prize-winner Malcolm Gladwell, the 2010 AME Conference in Baltimore is guaranteed to live up to its theme, “Excellence Inside.” Literally guaranteed.
The 2010 AME conference will be Nov. 15-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Registration is now open for the conference. Plant Engineering is one of the media partners for the 2010 AME Conference.
“At no other time in recent history has it been as important as it is today to implement continuous improvement in our businesses,” said AME conference chair Joe Fisher. “We are entering a recovery phase, which gives all of us renewed hope and requires a new strategic thrust, but this recovery will be unlike any other. We are all entering a global economy that has been reset.
“It is critical to reduce waste and make our businesses more competitive as we enter a reset global recovery,” Fisher added. “We need to focus on future opportunities, not to lament the current economic situation.”
The emphasis of the 2010 AME Conference is on bringing together experts in the field of Lean manufacturing and practitioners of Lean in the plant setting. The conference attendees will hear from 60 practitioners, 28 of whom have won prestigious continuous improvement awards. Attendees also can take part in 50 plant tours at manufacturers around the Baltimore area, join an actual kaizen; participate in a workshop run by noted consultant partners, listen to keynote speakers such as Gladwell, who wrote “The Tipping Point” and “Blink” and network with thousands of other manufacturing professionals.
“AME feels so strongly that this learning opportunity is unprecedented that I offer to you, for the first time, a 100% money back guarantee,” said Fisher. “If you don't learn at least one new idea that you can bring back to your business, let me know, and I will see to it that you get your registration refunded.”
To register for the 2010 AME Conference, click here.
For a complete schedule of events, click here.
For a conference overview, click here.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.