From the CEO: Resiliency in the new economy and an exciting announcement

AME | October 11, 2022

The theme of AME's 38th annual international conference, Embrace Disruption, could not be more timely. Many of us feel, myself included, that the last few years have been a never-ending stream of disruptions—particularly in the supply chain and workforce. AME Dallas 2022 presenters will share how leading organizations successfully approach these disruptions and use them as opportunities to change and improve. Attendees will hear from keynote Paolo Dal Cin, who oversees Raytheon Technologies’ operations and supply chain team as well as global security services, environment, health and safety and quality. They'll also journey to MSA Safety—one of more than 15 conference tour sites—and see first-hand how the company prioritizes supplier risks for critical life-saving devices.

All of our practitioner presentations and interactive sessions will address timely issues such as disruptive technologies, supply chains going forward, leadership, driving innovation and engagement, and reducing our environmental footprint. Learn how to make supply chains more transparent in “Next generation traceability for raw material inputs,” hosted by Wholechain.

In “Building supply chain resiliency in the new economy,” Doug Carlberg and LeanDNA CEO Richard Lebovitz will compare horizontal and vertical supply chain strategies and showcase how the use of advanced technology and prescriptive analytics can give value chains competitive advantages. Hear best practices and lessons learned on preparing the next generation of new collar workers in a panel discussion with speakers from Toyota Motor North America, The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding, Cisco Networking Academy, and the New Horizons Regional Education Center.

Like every year, the AME conference is far more than ballrooms and slideshows. You won’t just hear about how Embracing Disruption. You’ll see and experience it with practitioners making it happen around the world.

Finally, I am excited to officially announce that the 2023 AME International Conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, one of my favorite cities. On October 30-November 2, 2023, we catapult from Embracing Disruption into ReImagining Excellence, the 2023 conference theme. Cleveland is host to diverse manufacturing organizations and biotechnology, biomedical and industrial research centers, headquarters to nine Fortune 500 companies, and of course, home to the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame. I can hardly think of a better location to share, learn and grow. AME Cleveland 2023 conference chair April Schmidt shares, "I am honored to be the chair for 2023, getting to work with an amazing group of people to curate a playlist of workshops, keynotes, sessions and tours to inspire ReImagining Excellence and what could be."

There is still time to register for AME Dallas 2022. I look forward to seeing you there!

As always, please stay safe and keep looking out for one another.