Embracing disruption at American manufacturers

Workplaces, workforces, supply chains and so much more have been disrupted by a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that’s not the only disruptive factor that organizations face today. Technological advances. A changing workforce. A renewed focus on environmental impact and the role of “purpose” for a business. 

These undeniable trends signal that so much is changing. American companies and workers need to equip themselves to embrace these disruptions so organizations can thrive.

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, and other technologies are creating a competitive advantage while reshoring supply chains creates opportunities for American workers and businesses to prosper.

AME-DALLAS-30%-March31-Discont LARGEIt’s not just about knowledge of the trends. Businesses need to understand how to build a culture, empower employees to implement change, find (and train) a New Collar Workforce, and apply the latest technologies efficiently. 

That’s where the Association for Manufacturing Excellence’s 38th annual international conference comes into play. Known as AME Dallas 2022, the October 2022 conference will help professionals from the front office to the front line gain the savvy to embrace disruption. AME’s first in-person conference since 2019 will immerse participants in a community that is passionate about continuous improvement. 

“One of the best elements of an AME conference is connecting to a network of practitioners who are willing to share their know-how so that you can bring proven solutions to your company,” says Kim Humphrey, AME’s president, and CEO. 

Announced keynote speakers for the world’s largest lean conference include Larry Culp (Chairman and CEO, GE) and Michael Lamach (Executive chair, Trane Technologies). Meanwhile, speakers and tour sites include Crown Equipment Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, Jeld-Wen, Malin, Texas Nameplate Co., Wabtec, and more.

“There’s something special about a conference where keynote speakers, presenters, and participants learn together during the day and rub elbows at dinner at night,” Humphey said. “Everyone is focused on enterprise excellence and the willingness to help one another is inspiring.”

AME Dallas 2022 will take place Oct. 17-20 in Dallas, Tx. The conference will include both in-person and virtual elements so participants can extend their learning opportunities. Registration is open now and includes a 30% discount for those who register by March 31, 2022. Learn more and register now at https://www.ame.org/Dallas.

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