5S Supply Silver Sponsor for AME Conference 2011

Here’s a fun, short list of reasons to be in Dallas, Texas for AME’s Conference “Your turning points for success.”

  1. Keynote Speakers – How would you like to hear from leaders in the lean community and inspirational speakers like Jim Womack, Gary Convis, Mike Rother and Dr. Temple Grandin?
  2. Workshops – Monday and Friday has over 40 workshops schedule from half-day to full-day on all sort of topics on lean (including mine on Hoshin Promotion and Quick Changeover).
  3. Tours – 20 different tour sites to check out how other people apply lean principles. You can even take a tour of Cowboy Stadium!
  4. Six Value Streams for Sessions – You can’t go wrong when they have streams for: People, Planet, Purpose, Passion, Performance, and Pioneering. Hear from fellow practitioners about their lean journey.
  5. Special Interest Sessions – Including the idea exchange. Discuss with panelists about topics that will help your organization move forward.
  6. Meet, Greet and Network – This conference is the premiere venue to talk with other lean practitioners. With over 2,000 attendees you’re sure to meet a new friend.
  7. Chicago Night Reception – Ready for 2012? Have a fun time as AME promotes next year’s conference in my hometown – Chicago!
  8. Exhibitors – Visit with over 50 exhibitors.
  9. Companion Sessions – Bringing a friend that wants to do something else? There are plenty of things planned to do in Dallas.
  10. We’ll be there! – Of course 5S Supply will be there. Stop by booth 506, say “hi”, and let us know how you’re doing. Play our “Red Tag Toss” game for fun and prizes!

Check out the conference schedule.

If you can’t make it to the conference, be sure to follow our tweets or search for #AMEConf2011.

We look forward to seeing you there and tell a friend!

Tony and Mike

The world premiere of the Total Productive Maintenance Blitz DVD from the Society for Manufacturing Engineers in conjunction with the Association of Manufacturing Excellence took place on Tuesday, September 21, 2011 at Modern Drop Forge (MDF) located just south of Chicago in Blue Island, Illinois. MDF is a 97 year old die-forging plant that makes parts for the auto industry. Over 30 people attended the premiere which included the cross-functional team that worked on the project in addition to the CEO, CFO, and TPM Coordinator. Attendees were treated to a pizza lunch complete with plenty of popcorn during the show! 5S Supply was the proud sponsor of the event.

After the film the participants of MDF shared their impressions of the film which included:

  • Two thumbs up!”
  • “Great perspective on the behind-the-scenes activities that are needed to support production.”
  • “ I felt proud to be involved with such a professional film.”
  •  “This DVD is a must see for anyone interested in using TPM to increase production and reduce waste.”

SME filmed Total Productive Maintenance Blitz in October of 2010 at MDF during a TPM event. Team members immersed themselves in a four-day total productive maintenance kaizen event on one of their more challenging manufacturing cells.  A total of 17 hours of film were edited into a 30-minute final product. Our very own Tony Manos of 5S Supply served as the facilitator and wrote the script for the DVD. See a preview below.

The program highlights how the team established which equipment to focus on, identified potential problems, determined root causes for underperforming equipment, and then brainstormed improvement ideas. The team then quickly implemented over 50 ideas, which resulted in the company saving over $50,000 per year by reducing production downtime by 50% and scrap by 10%.  TPM is a critical element of any successful lean enterprise that relies heavily on their machines and equipment.

Jennifer Molski

5S Supply

Customer Care

World Premiere Special!

5S Supply is offering the Total Productive Maintenance Blitz DVD (TRV-065) for $129 (regularly priced at $149).  When checking out, just enter discount code TPMWP.  Coupon is valid through October 30, 2011.

Watch a preview