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UPCOMING EVENTS

Additional events scheduled for 2024 - agendas forthcoming

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: 

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: 

Kaysun

Manitowoc, WI

June 18, 2024


8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Kaysun, a custom engineered plastic injection molder, serves OEM customers in major markets including medical, industrial, and automotive. Kaysun will showcase the improvements to their operational ways of working.  The entire facility incorporates environmentally friendly decisions, including natural and LED lighting and energy efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. 

Highly invested in automation they will showcase their new automated material handling system, injection molding process along with value-added secondary operations as we tour the plant.  Focusing on culture and employee engagement they will present what they have done, are doing, and plan to do in these areas.  Also they will cover their Industry 4.0 journey, dashboards, and how this helps drive decision making in real-time. 

AGENDA

  8:45 a.m.   Registration  

  9:00 a.m.   Welcome members and guests

  9:15 a.m.   Kaysun Company Overview

                    Continuous Improvement Focus Areas:

                          Revolutionize Operational Ways of Working

                  o   Facility expansion and improvements made to change material                            flow

          o   Automation investment in Centralized Material Handling System                  (CMHS)

                          Cultural focus on being the workplace of choice

                                Industry 4.0 dashboards & press side score boards

                    MDI Meetings

                    Kaizen activity

10:15 a.m.   Facility Visual Management tour

12:00 p.m.   Lunch

12:45 p.m.   Group discussion and thoughts on material flow and direction and                         leadership on CI without a designated CI leader 

  1:15 p.m.   Small group activity, feedback exercise

  1:45 p.m.   Roundtable discussion and member updates

  2:45 p.m.   AME Consortia business - upcoming events and news             

  3:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Benchmarking tour: 

Trim-Tex

Lincolnwood, IL

July 10, 2024


8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Trim-Tex specializes in manufacturing vinyl drywall accessories for the construction industry. Their products include corner beads, expansion joints, and various trim pieces, designed to enhance the durability and aesthetics of drywall installations. 

Trim-Tex will share their continuous improvement journey, highlighting their strategies for engaging employees through Gemba walks, tiered meetings, lean talks, and skills development initiatives. They invite you to share your insights and expertise in 5S implementation and sustainment planning during our group discussion 

AGENDA

  8:45 a.m.   Registration  

  9:00 a.m.   Welcome members and guests

  9:15 a.m.   Trim-Tex Company Overview

                    Continuous Improvement journey

  o    Employee engagement

                         Ideas for improvement

                        Creating wins and recognition

  o   Gemba walks and tiered meetings

  o   Lean talks

  o   Skills matrices – cross training and upskilling

                     Q&A

10:15 a.m.   Facility Visual Management tour

11:45 a.m.   Lunch

12:35 p.m.   Small group activity, feedback exercise

  1:00 p.m.   Group discussion - 5S - how to systematize and sustain

  1:25 p.m.   Roundtable discussion and member updates

  2:25 p.m.   AME Consortia business - upcoming events and news             

  2:30 p.m.   Adjourn

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