Association for Manufacturing Excellence forms alliance with Productivity Alberta

RP news wires
Tags: manufacturing, lean manufacturing

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) on October 27 announced its recently formed alliance with the Alberta government’s Productivity Alberta (PA) to increase manufacturers’ productivity.

“This agreement will take our prior collaboration with PA to a higher level and will enhance organizational experience for all members,” says Bill Baker, vice president of alliances for AME. “It will provide both AME members and PA clients with new opportunities that will help improve everyone’s bottom lines, from networking to world-class knowledge and education.”

As a result of the formalized partnership, AME members and PA clients will gain access to a multitude of new opportunities and resources, including:

  • Enhanced benchmarking capabilities with a larger and broader comparison group
  • Greater access to cutting edge thinking, best-practice research and lessons learned
  • Expanded marketing exposure and recognition
  • Broadened exposure to networking, knowledge sharing and educational opportunities

This alliance offers support for AME and PA by promoting events and conferences and sharing articles for print and digital publishing. PA will have access to AME’s education and training resources for manufacturers located in Alberta, and support AME’s “Measure Up For Success” conference, June 6-10, 2011, in Calgary. These actions will encourage more effective and efficient learning through benchmarking and knowledge transfer as a way to grow the North American manufacturing and supply chain sectors.

For more information on AME and its member benefits, visit To learn more about Productivity Alberta, visit

About the Association for Manufacturing Excellence
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME’s membership is composed of a trusted network of volunteers who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experience. Through engaging workshops, seminars, plant tours and industry-leading conferences, AME members are continually discovering and implementing new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments, and improve the skills, competitiveness and overall success of their organizations.

About Productivity Alberta
Productivity Alberta is industry’s connection to the latest in productivity improvement tools, resources and services.  As an industry-guided service, working collaboratively with organizations across the province and beyond, we connect Alberta-based businesses to everything they need to kick start and enhance productivity growth and competitiveness, leading to a healthier bottom line. A program offered by the Government of Alberta through the department of Finance and Enterprise, Productivity Alberta addresses a specific mandate to enhance value-added activity, increase productivity innovation, and build a skilled workforce to improve the long-run competitiveness and sustainability of Alberta’s economy. 

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