Embrace People-Centric Leadership & Enterprise Excellence

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!

To build an engaging professional community driven by people-centric leadership and enterprise excellence.

Elevate operational excellence as a result of sharing, learning, and growing together

Practice lean thinking across all functions within an organization, in all industries, in our community and beyond

Develop and build the next generation of lean leaders

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

Contact Ryan Zeng, AME Seattle Consortium Executive Director, at Ryan@AMESeattle.Org or 206-228-9122.


2024 Company Tours

Genie Company Tour

Redmond, WA

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Save the Date!

Genie is excited about the opportunity to have an on-site tour of the business to showcase their customer focused continuous improvement process that is embedded in their culture. Mutual respect, integrity, and employee welfare make up our foundation.

The leadership team work tirelessly to ensure an environment of operational excellence, customer focus, accountability, compassion and determination. Employee longevity and a low turnover rate are testaments to the power of Genie's culture.

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

What to Expect

Tour Date: 7/18/2024

Tour Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm


12:15 pm Arrival, registration and networking

12:30 pm Welcome and facility Tour

03:00 pm Debrief and roundtable discussion

03:25 pm AME consortia business update

03:30 pm Networking Event: Happy Hour

05:00 pm Adjourn

Tour Location


Terex Aerial Work Platforms

18700 NE 65th St.

Redmond, WA 98052 

About Genie

Genie was founded in 1966 when Bud Bushnell bought the manufacturing rights to a material lift that operated on compressed air. Customers seemed to be impressed with the “magic in the bottle” that was used to raise and lower the hoist — and, the “Genie” name was born. With growing demand for material lifts and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), products such as man-lifts, stick booms, articulated booms, scissor lifts and telehandlers have been added to the Genie® product line. 

Today, Genie equipment is used in a variety of industries and applications worldwide, including rental, aviation, construction, entertainment, government and military, industrial, as well as warehouse and retail.

Demand Quality. Demand Genie. 

NIC Global Tour

August 22

Kaas Tailored Tour

September 11

Starbucks Tour

October 17


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.



Empowering Excellence Together

Become part of a collaborative learning network of local companies that are committed to performance excellence and collaborative learning with a desire to become part of a practitioner-to-practitioner network.


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.