Elevating San Francisco Bay Area businesses towards operational excellence with the promotion of people-centric leadership, lean concepts and continuous improvement.

Is your company located in the San Francisco Bay 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 San Francisco Bay Area Consortium today and become part of a collaborative learning network of local companies that are committed to performance excellence and collaborative learning. Established in 2017, the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium brings together diverse companies and their leaders to share, learn, and grow together.

Consortium membership is open to companies from any industry (manufacturing, health care, financial services, software, distribution, information technology, and more) 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!

For more information about the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium, contact Katie Anderson at or 650-796-0581. Interested in joining? Get an introduction to the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium and learn more about the benefits, offerings and more.


Meets Monthly

AME Consortia has launched a new Special Interest Group (SIG) for Healthcare Leaders.

The San Francisco Bay Area and Cleveland Consortia are the founding members and invite their healthcare members and other Consortia members to be part of this new SIG.

Who should participate? Operational Leaders, Business Leaders, CI Leaders & all other healthcare leaders that will find this opportunity valuable.

Areas of interest & benefits:

  • Best practice sharing and knowledge

  • Group collaboration on challenges and opportunities

  • Opportunity to connect and engage with other industry leaders

  • Operations and management systems experiences

  • Virtual Gemba Walks

  • Present on projects and outcomes

  • Lean development opportunities

  • Peer to peer learning, sharing and growing

Email us to join the group and be added to the distribution list for upcoming meeting invites.

SFBA Fall Board Meeting

The San Francisco Bay Area Consortium is having our fall board meeting virtually on Friday, October 7th, from noon - 2:00pm.

We will discuss our plans for the 2023 event calendar.

Members and leads are welcome. Please refer to your email to sign up.

Friday, October 7th

Noon - 2:00pm

Friday, October 14th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Site Visit to Kaiser Permanente NV


  • Learn directly in the gemba - both inpatient and outpatient settings

  • See the North Valley Way Management System

  • Strategy Execution

  • Daily Management System

  • Process Improvement

  • Leadership Development

  • Learn the structure of our PI Team


  • Experience our Daily Management System in action, interact with leaders/staff

  • Interact with our Executive Leaders

  • Provide feedback

Please refer to the RSVP list to sign up, or email us your interest!

Site Visit to Genentech Vacaville

Save-the-date! Our November site visit will be to Genentech Vacaville. More information will be coming soon.

Friday, November 4th

Time is TBC


October 17th-20th

AME International Conference

Hosted at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, the 38th annual AME conference will bring together lean practitioners from the front office to the front lines and from every industry and every corner of the earth. See operational excellence in action on local tours, learn from fellow continuous improvement practitioners during presentations and interactive sessions, hear from inspiring keynote speakers, grow your professional network, and much more.

Realize the power of disruption, from advancing technology, diverse and inclusive thinking, a desire for purpose and sustainability, and a holistic enterprise-wide picture.

Learn more here.


We are excited to have you as part of the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium and look forward to the opportunity to share, learn and grow with your organization.


E&J Gallo Winery


Kaiser Permanente - North Valley Sacramento Region


Stanford Children's Health

UCSF Medical Center

UCSF University

Veriflo/Parker Hannifin