AME Overview

What is AME?

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence is North America's premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in Organizational Excellence through the implementation of techniques such as Lean Tools, Leadership, Lean Product Development. Lean Supply Chain and Lean Accounting.

Since our creation as a not-for-profit in 1985, we've grown to have over 5000 members ranging from executives to senior and middle managers who wish to improve both their organization's and their personal performance.

We're a community whose members want to improve the competitiveness of their organizations and work together by sharing knowledge. AME's power is in the mentoring relationships that take place among our members. We are the only organization that provides company leaders with educational opportunities to learn leading-edge topics from leaders and fellow practitioners by attending events and through networking.

We offer a forum whereby members can stay current with new and developing management and operational techniques. There is also the opportunity to stay ahead of competition by reading Target magazine which is full of case studies and how-tos of practitioner-implemented process improvements. We host regional best practice seminars and workshops, and organize regional and annual conferences.

AME is run by volunteers from business and academia who relentlessly provide their support, energy and resources from their organizations to help your company prosper in today's challenging global marketplace.

AME Vision

To be recognized throughout North America as the professional organization where its members, primarily from manufacturers, can learn to add ever-greater value for customers and stakeholders.

AME Mission

To inspire commitment to enterprise excellence through shared learning and access to best practices, so members can personally succeed and help drive their company's success.

AME Values

  • To maintain the spirit of volunteerism and shared learning that created the organization
  • To insure that products and services are world class
  • To discourage intrusive commercial activities at AME events
  • To align, ally and cooperate with other organizations and institutions that practice a similar vision, mission or values
  • To be exceedingly welcoming to people new to our organization
  • To help maintain a strong, high performance manufacturing presence in North America that is vital to the economic strength of the region and its people

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