HM Electronics, Inc., a global leader in specialized communications, announced that its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operation in Carlsbad, California, is a recipient of the 2019 AME Excellence Award presented by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The AME Excellence Award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business operations. The award acknowledges continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation.

Founded in 1971, HME is a diverse group of companies that designs, manufactures, sells and services specialized communications, audio and software solutions for a variety of niche markets in over 140 countries worldwide.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence,” says Mitzi Dominguez, President of HME. “HME team members consistently demonstrate a passion for excellence and commitment to quality and continuous improvement. These are more than just core values we talk about. They’re values we live by and practice every day. And this award reflects it.”

AME assessors highlighted the level of employee engagement in creating a lean culture, HME facility design, employee training resources and topics, systems for scheduling and managing workflow, and strong cross-functional collaboration.

“At HME, we saw well-integrated, high functioning teams that produced among the best cross-functional processes, culture, and results we have seen anywhere,” says the AME assessment team’s summary. First presented in 2010, the AME Excellence Award has a rigorous selection process that begins when a company submits an extensive achievement report based on AME’s evaluation criteria. Companies that score high enough in their report review must then go through an intensive site visit. Recipients of the Excellence Award are selected based on the combined results of the achievement report review and site visit feedback. The award has been bestowed upon 44 facilities around the globe during the past 10 years. The award was presented to HME on October 4.