We’ve gathered experienced continuous improvement pioneers as facilitators and presenters. Special Interest Sessions provide relevant and cutting-edge information, best practices and essential tools in a presentation and panel format. AME is committed to helping members and delegates to share, learn and grow. To facilitate meaningful sharing, AME provides this interactive case study led session so that you can learn from others in the community. Come and share your thoughts about the issues affecting you and your work. Listen, share, ask questions and take away ideas that you can implement right away!
Each year at the AME Conference we present the (national) Jim Watkins Award to recognise leaders within Australia who demonstrate similar attributes to Jim. Jim Watkins was unquestionably the driving force behind the establishment of the AME (Australia), and without his vision and early enthusiasm, there is no doubt that we would not be where we are today.
In eighth grade, Billy Taylor was the star of his school football team. Fans chanted his moniker, “BT Express” as he made game-changing plays on the gridiron.
Although lean has been found as a widespread application in the manufacturing and services sector, only a few sustained implementations were found in the R&D organizations. Lean-startup thinking has boosted high-tech industries.
Too often the principle of flow and pull is seen as applicable only in a manufacturing environment. In fact, the principle can be applied in many different ways. On a recent trip to Kenya I had the pleasure of experiencing the "Matatu" bus service in Nairobi. It really got me thinking about the principle of flow and pull.
Many organizations assume that customer surveys tell them what their customers truly value. This approach has its limitations. There is a difference between customer satisfaction and customer value. These must link to strategy and deploy throughout the organization.