October 29 - November 1 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Get Ready for AME San Diego 2018!

At the AME conference, you’re not just hearing about lean, you’re seeing it firsthand.

See these outstanding keynotes and more...

Mike Rother

Author, "Learning to See"

Billy Taylor

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Liz Wiseman

Author, "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter"

Jeremy Gutsche

Award-winning innovation expert

Go to the gemba at one of our highly rated best-practice tours  

San Diego is widely known as a hub of innovation. That’s just one of the many reasons AME chose San Diego to host its 2018 International Conference. This year AME San Diego 2018 conference attendees can go and see operational excellence firsthand at one of more than 40 local best practice tours.

AME San Diego offers expert-curated tours where you'll see ideas you can use

Here are just a few takeaways from some of this year's tour sites:

Costco: Attendees can visit both the Costco Optical Lab, which processes 11,000 glasses every day, and Costco Wholesale Industries; Costco’s packaging facility here in San Diego services half of the Costco world—all the western U.S. and the Pacific Rim. Costco’s kaizen (idea) boards are fantastic, and a great example of a best practice. 

General Atomics: Attendees who are U.S. citizens can take this tour and see manufacturers of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and related mission systems for the military. They are a fantastic vertically-integrated operation.  

HM Electronics: Attendees will see lean from soup to nuts, including leader standard work, Kanban, kaizen events, employee idea systems, cellular flow, just-in-time manufacturing, and more. 

Illumina: Attendees can tour the the largest player in the genetic sequencing market; they support genetics-testing services like 23andMe and Ancestry.com. They have an amazing campus and some great practices in place. They started their journey within the last few years but they’re making a ton of progress in a heavily regulated and interesting environment.

About the Event

AME conferences are the gold standard for peer-to-peer shared learning on lean and continuous improvement. AME San Diego 2018 will make waves through interactive sessions, small group discussions, and roundtable forums on different topics. AME San Diego will offer plenty of opportunities for conversation and sharing. We strive to produce innovative, attendee-driven content that will ensure that your key questions will be answered, and your learning experience will be maximized

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" I have personally sent almost 300 people to AME conferences over the past 10 years and I can honestly say that we easily exceeded 20X the investment in business results. If your Lean or CI journey is plateaued or backsliding, or it just isn't advancing as fast as your strategy requires, make the investment."

-Greg Williams