Jerry M. Wright, PE, MBA

Lean Master Black Belt

Lean Gold Certified

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

So Cal Lean Network Chair

Message from the Chair

​​​​​​​​​​AME LEAN BOOT CAMP - MISSION BELL, Morgan Hill, CA

March 25th, 2019 

Join us for the popular one-day AME Lean Boot Camp! This hands-on workshop focuses on lean fundamentals to help participants quickly learn and apply lean tools and methods. Attendees will tour host company Mission Bell's on-site product development and manufacturing facility. Workshop takeaways include Lean and Kaizen, the eight wastes and their countermeasures, 6S, visual measurement, Kanban, set-up reduction, one-piece flow, standard work, team improvement exercises, and more! Click here to register.


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​​​​​​​​​​A3, GEMBA, LEADER STANDARD WORK Event/Tour - Roche Tissue Diagnostics, Tucson, AZ

April 17th, 2019 

Join us for a 1 day workshop at former AME Excellence Award recipient, Roche Tissue Diagnostics (Ventana Medical) in Tucson, AZ. Learn how to utilize A3 thinking, visual formats along with Gemba walks and Leader Standard Work. Click here to register and for more information.

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​​​​​​​​​​JAPAN STUDY TRIP - With AME Director, Consortium Facilitator in the Bay Area - Katie Anderson

May 12–18, 2019

If you’re ready to take your understanding of operational excellence to the next level, there’s no experience quite like going to the source and learning from Japanese organizations that have been practicing the Kaizen philosophy for decades. The Japan Lean Study Trip is a high-value opportunity to go see and learn from passionate leaders in the birthplace the Toyota Production System. Visit their organizations and hear they have developed cultures of respect and improvement in their organizations To register for the event or learn more, click here.

​​​​​​​​​​AME A3 THINKING WORKSHOP & TOUR - Fender Musical Instruments, Corona, CA - March 12th, 2019 

Get a behind-the-scenes look at musical history as you tour Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and their world-class facilities. Learn from experts how to apply the practice of problem-solving using A3 thinking in this one-day workshop. For more information and to register, click here.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you to the entire team at Illumina for a GREAT tour of their facilities and their lean journey progress last week!!!

We have an AME A3 Thinking event at Fender Musical Instruments in Corona on March 12th, an AME Lean Boot Camp in Morgan Hill, CA on March 25th and another great AME A3, GEMBA and Leader Standard Work event in Tucson on April 17th at Roche Tissue Diagnostics. A Japan Study Trip is now open for registration with Katie Anderson of AME in the Bay Area.

Mark Sturhann, formerly of Teledyne in Poway/San Diego is looking to land a job locally. There is an excellent open position at Chef Works. We have 4 Job Seekers looking to land roles at local companies. To see more about these jobs and resumes, go to the Jobs & Resumes page by clicking here.