AME conference includes international line-up of speakers

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will be hosting internationally acclaimed experts at the 2019 Leading Through Excellence and Innovation conference in Melbourne.

Among more than a dozen world-renown speakers, AME has confirmed US-based speaker Billy Taylor, who has experience in all areas of operations management and leadership. Taylor leads the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company North American Tire operations and is responsible for engineering, supply chain execution and the drive for operational excellence.

He builds high performance self-sustaining teams through employee engagement and empowerment. Taylor will share his passion, which is centred on a people-first approach.

He is one of a number of high-level speakers participating in the two-day conference, which will be held at the William Angliss Conference Centre in Melbourne from May 7-8, 2019. The conference host, AME, is a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers solely for the benefit of its members.

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Its vision is to be recognised as the leading association for operational excellence, which it aims to achieve by bringing together like-minded individuals who are seeking to improve both themselves and, by extension, the businesses that they work for.

With that in mind, the 2019 conference will explore the most successful and effective business practices that companies can use to promote and facilitate change at all levels of their organisation. The conference will help attendees to:

• Understand how the magic of lean manufacturing, and other continuous improvement methodologies, can radically help a business, no matter how diverse the application may seem at first glance,

• Understand, identify and overcome the barriers to change management,

• Develop new ways of thinking,

• Increase engagement amongst team members,

• Develop a continuous improvement philosophy and culture,

• Empower team members to contribute in numerous ways,

• Learn how innovative and intelligent technologies can be used by their enterprise today,

• Learn how innovation and technology are successfully automating business operations in order to drive revenue and reduce operating costs.

The conference will be pivotal in elevating Australian managers and their companies on their journey to operational excellence. Delegates will learn about best-in-class practices, compare their experiences to the most successful businesses and make sure their continuous improvement efforts are on target.

This will be highlighted through a series of workshops and keynote speakers. Other speakers include FastCap president and author of 2 Second Lean Paul Akers, Fuji Xerox Australia head of corporate services Michael Schembri, Bombardier head of quality Anne Koopmann-Schmidt, and Matthew Rogacion, continuous improvement manager at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Registration is now open for all conference events and flexible booking options are available.