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UPCOMING EVENTS

Additional events scheduled for 2024 - agendas forthcoming

Kaysun, Manitowoc, WI  - June 18, 2024

Trim-Tex, Lincolnwood, IL - July 10, 2024

Amerequip, Kiel, WI - July 16, 2024

Ortho Molecular, Stevens Point, WI  August 6, 2024

Plastic Ingenuity, Cross Plains, WI  August 8, 2024

Milwaukee Tool, Brookfield, WI - September 18, 2024

Avail Switchgear, Oshkosh, WI - September 24, 2024

Rockland Flooring, Rockland, WI - October 2, 2024



Milwaukee Tool, Brookfield, WI - September 18, 2024

Avail Switchgear, Oshkosh, WI - September 24, 2024

Rockland Flooring, Rockland, WI - October 2, 2024

Kwik Trip - LaCrosse, WI - October 3, 2024



For more information contact: Laurie at WIAMEConsortia@gmail.com

Benchmarking tour: 

Tomahawk Manufacturing

May 21, 2024


8:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Tomahawk Manufacturing specializes in the production of cutting-edge machinery and spare parts for the food industry.

Tomahawk will share their continuous improvement journey starting with how they utilized value stream mapping to lay the foundation for their future improvement initiatives, including their managing for daily improvement process as well as implementing Dozuki for the creation of standard work.   They will spotlight their transformative "Build Efficiency Project" centered around our TM26 former and assembly processes, sharing their project goals and challenges encountered. They invite the members and guests to contribute their insights and suggestions for future improvements.

AGENDA

  8:30 a.m.   Registration

  9:00 a.m.   Welcome members and guests

  9:15 a.m.   Tomahawk Manufacturing Company Overview

                    Continuous Improvement Journey

10:00 a.m.   Facility tour - Assembly area

10:30 a.m.   Discussion topic - TM 26 Former

11:45 a.m.    Lunch

12:30 p.m.    Small group activity - feedback exercise

  1:15 p.m.    Roundtable discussion and member updates

   2:10 p.m.   AME Consortia business - upcoming events and news             

   2:15 p.m.   Adjourn

Benchmarking tour: 

Dexter Magnetic Technologies

June 12, 2024


8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dexter Magnetic Technologies is a renowned company at the forefront of advanced magnetic solutions, specializing in the design, development, and manufacturing of high-performance magnetic materials and assemblies. With a rich history dating back several decades, Dexter Magnetic Technologies has established itself as a leading innovator in the magnetic technology industry. 

We will have the opportunity to delve into the intricacies of their visual management tiered board structure, gaining insights into their organizational journey. We will “listen in” on tier 1 meetings with the marketing and human resources teams, allowing us to understand their day-to-day operations and challenges. Come prepared to discuss and provide feedback on non-manufacturing best in class metric sources.


AGENDA

  8:30 a.m.   Registration

  9:00 a.m.   Welcome members and guests

  9:15 a.m.   Dexter Magnetic Technologies Company Overview

                    Dexter Magnetic Technologies – Story

                          Visual Management Tier Board Structure & Journey

                          Visual Management Assessment Standard & Process                  

10:00 a.m.   Facility Visual Management tour

11:00 a.m.   Marketing Tier 1 Board Meeting - Listen-In

12:00 p.m.   Lunch

12:30 p.m.   Review of Dexter company metrics

  1:00 p.m.   Human Resources Tier 1 Board Meeting - Listen-in

  2:00 p.m.   World Class Metric Sources and Discussion

  2:30 p.m.   Roundtable discussion and member updates

  2:55 p.m.   AME Consortia business - upcoming events and news             

  3:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Benchmarking tour: 

Dorner Manufacturing

November 6, 2024


8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dorner Manufacturing Corporation, a subsidiary of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.  Is a designer and manufacturer of precision conveying equipment for industrial, packaging, and sanitary conveyor automation needs.

They will share a brief explanation of a Quality/CI program Improvement in Warranty and Customer satisfaction with Out of Box Quality improvements.  The plant will show their daily management boards along with some success stories in Safety.  The plant tour will showcase their assembly Lines and fabrication.

AGENDA

8:30 a.m.   Registration

9:00 a.m.   Welcome

9:15 a.m.   Introduction to Dorner Manufacturing

                   Safety program success story

                   Dorner products and application

          Dorner's Continuous Improvement Program

  SQDCI board design and results

                   Success story - Warranty and Employee Engagement for Customer                      Satisfaction

10:15 a.m.  Manufacturing tour

11:45 a.m.  Lunch

12:30 p.m.  Tour Q&A

12:45 p.m.  Small group activity, feedback exercise 

1:30 p.m.   Roundtable discussion

2:45 p.m.   AME Consortia business

3:00 p.m.   Adjourn

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