Is your company located in the Seattle area and committed to continuous improvement? Are you seeking ways to accelerate your improvement journey, deliver better value to your customers, and engage your workforce? Join the AME Seattle Consortium today and become part of a collaborative learning network of local companies that are committed to performance excellence and collaborative learning. Consortium membership is open to companies from any industry (manufacturing, health care, financial services, software, distribution, information technology, and more) in the Seattle area with a desire to share and learn to become part of this practitioner-to-practitioner network. Leverage collective resources and knowledge and improve your approach to improvement!

Interested in joining? Get an introduction to the AME Seattle Consortium and learn more about the benefits, offerings and more. Contact Ryan Zeng at


Advancing the manufacturing community by banding together with Marc Braun & Jonathan Jones

The Manufacturing Executive is a growth strategy podcast for manufacturing leaders, hosted by Gorilla 76 thinker & founder Joe Sullivan. The podcast recently hosted Marc Braun, executive coach at MDB, chairman for the AME, former president of Cambridge Air Solutions, author, and volunteer and Jonathan Jones, AME consortium facilitator, CEO Peer Advisory Board Leader, executive coach, author and community leader. In this episode, they discuss:


Consortia members attend all AME Seattle Consortium events free of charge! 


Oct. 27, Sunday Pre-Conference

Oct. 28, Monday — Workshops

Oct. 29, Tuesday — Keynote speakers, tours, practitioner presentations, exhibitors, networking events

Oct. 30, Wednesday — Keynote speakers, tours, practitioner presentations, exhibitors, networking events

Oct. 31, Thursday — Keynote speakers, tours, practitioner presentations, exhibitors, networking events

The AME International Conference returns in Atlanta in 2024! 

All it takes is a simple idea. A simple idea often connects with other elements, like tools, technology and the workforce, and grows into an initiative that makes great things happen.

Forty years ago, an idea to connect people through an annual gathering focused on learning, sharing and growing led to the first AME International Conference. Over the years, this event continued to evolve into a must-attend event for business professionals eager to advance their knowledge in lean, continuous improvement and operational excellence. Year after year, the results allow organizations and professionals to transform into wiser, more inclusive, connected, and successful versions of themselves.

We invite you to join us in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 28 - October 31, 2024, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the AME International Conference. At AME Atlanta 2024, we will CONNECT. EVOLVE. TRANSFORM.

This unique annual event is a platform for learning and sharing, led by practitioners for practitioners, bringing together continuous improvement professionals from the front office to the front lines from every industry and corner of the earth.

Hosted at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, AME Atlanta 2024 will include 30+ sessions focused on:

See excellence in action on local tours and engage with fellow continuous improvement practitioners during presentations and interactive sessions. Hear from inspiring keynote speakers, grow your professional network and engage in educational workshops.

Learn best practices to make transformational changes in your organization. Build upon your experience from the 2023 AME International Conference, where we “ReImagined Excellence” as you “CONNECT. EVOLVE. TRANSFORM.” at AME Atlanta 2024.



We are excited to have you as part of the AME Seattle Consortium and look forward to the opportunity to share, learn and grow with your organization.