AAM Operating System

AAM Operating System

The POWER to achieve excellence.

The key to AAM’s ability to deliver results for customers is our commitment to achieving operational excellence. This means we are operating safely, training our associates successfully and running our business efficiently with a standardized approach.

The AAM Operating System is a world class global operating system designed to deliver operational excellence by leveraging our global standards, policies and best practices across all disciplines. This system will continue to ensure AAM is leading with improved customer satisfaction, lean production and efficient cost management. 

AAM Operating System

"Fundamentally, our AAM Operating System defines how we run the business." 

-Michael K. Simonte, Retired President, AAM


Building a high-performance team through
Associate Engagement | Trust | Respect 
Accountability | Empowerment | Teamwork | Excellence


Enterprise Alignment: Vision, Mission, Objectives | Policy Deployment | Line Side Metrics
Core Systems: Safety | People | Quality | Environment | Delivery | Maintenance | Cost | Continuous Improvement
Team Structures: Performance Improvement Teams | Standard Plant Management Engagement | Small Teams


Exceeding stakeholder expectations through proactive problem solving and operational excellence. To be World-Class. To be the best.