Is your company located in the St. Louis 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 St. Louis Consortium today and become part of a collaborative learning network of local companies that are committed to performance excellence and collaborative learning. Consortium membership is open to companies from any industry (manufacturing, health care, financial services, software, distribution, information technology, and more) in the St. Louis area 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!

Interested in joining? Get an introduction to the AME St. Louis Consortium and learn more about the benefits, offerings and more. Contact Jonathan Jones, AME St. Louis Consortium facilitator, at or 314-608-0783.


Advancing the Manufacturing Community by Banding Together with Marc Braun & Jonathan Jones

The Manufacturing Executive is a growth strategy podcast for manufacturing leaders, hosted by Gorilla 76 thinker & founder Joe Sullivan. The podcast recently hosted Marc Braun, executive coach at MDB, chairman for the AME, former president of Cambridge Air Solutions, author, and volunteer and Jonathan Jones, AME consortium facilitator, CEO Peer Advisory Board Leader, executive coach, author and community leader. In this episode, they discuss:

  • Building relationships between companies and sharing best practices

  • How transparency encourages employee pride and engagement

  • Creating the right culture to develop leaders

  • Growth is not a riskless adventure

  • Accelerating the speed of innovation


Consortia Members attend all St. Louis Consortium events free of charge! Contact Tina to receive event discount code to enter at registration.

Cosmos Hybrid Plant Tour

September 27, 2022

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Complimentary for St. Louis Consortium Members - No discount code needed

Gaining Momentum on the CI Journey

Join Cosmos Corporation as they mark a year of their CI Journey. Team members will share their transformation experience, insight and lessons learned during this hybrid plant tour.

Highlights include:

  • Gemba Walks - "War Walks"

  • Problem solving / Scrum on a manufacturing line

  • Implementation of continuous improvement awareness and education

  • Shop floor standard work

Host Company:

Cosmos Corporation is a recognized leader in natural health, wellness, and care products. From its beginning in 1980, it has been family-owned and operated in the Midwest, headquartered today in Saint Peters, Missouri. Founded by a barber turned beauty products distributor, its legacy in human haircare has since expanded to address consumer needs in personal care, pet health and wellness products, and household cleaning solutions under the Texture Theory™, TropiClean®, Naturél Promise®, and Urine Off® brands.

Cosmos was established with a mission to provide for the poor around the globe. Since the beginning, it has supported its founder’s call to meet essential needs like food, shelter, and education for underserved communities. From its humble roots, Cosmos has grown into a global manufacturer with the capacity to make an even greater impact by giving back to programs that serve those in need abroad and closer to home.



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