Besides Innovation, Operational Excellence is the most critical challenge facing Arkansas companies. Wasted time, motion, and materials are the enemy. An agile and efficient approach to eliminating waste is the only sustainable solution. Let AEDC-MS help improve your processes and train your employees to do extraordinary things.

Benefits of Operational Excellence Services
  • Strong Customer Loyalty
  • Increased Profitability
  • Freed Up Capacity for Growth
  • Improved Productivity
  • More Reliable and Efficient Supply Chain
  • Disciplined Effective Continuous Improvement Culture
  • Reduced Inventory and Waste
  • Strong Team of Master Problem Solvers
Operational Excellence Tools
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Training Within Industry (TWI)
    • Job Instruction (JI)
    • Job Methods (JM)
    • Job Relations (JR)
  • Toyota Kata
    • Vision Challenge
    • Improvement Kata
    • Coaching Kata
  • Quality System Excellence
    • Statistical Process Control
    • ISO Certification Support
    • Supply Chain Optimization
How AEDC-MS can help?

AEDC-MS has delivered more Operational Excellence assistance than any other organization in the state. We use a people-oriented approach that empowers teams to take action, achieve improvements and minimize capital investment. Operational Excellence services are the best way to utilize a company’s most valuable resource, its people. We tailor projects to meet your needs and encourage your input and involvement to ensure your team is satisfied.

  • Value Stream Mapping – using current data, we generate a future measurable plan including an action list that will deliver results and eliminate waste in your system.
  • 5S/Workplace Organization – reduce waste and cost by organizing the workplace with visual controls and quality and safety.
  • Quick Changeover – change tooling and fixtures quickly and efficiently allowing smaller batch sizes, more frequent changes, quicker customer response time, and better machine utilization.
  • Cellular/Flow Manufacturing – link and balance operations to reduce lead time, minimize work in process and optimize floor space.
  • Kaizen Event Facilitation – intense 2-5 day event aimed at achieving a specific objective.
  • Total Preventive Maintenance – increase equipment effectiveness and minimize downtime.
  • Pull/Kanban Systems – reduce and control inventory and production scheduling by implementing a visually driven employee controlled replenishment system.
  • Facilities Layout – arrangement of departments and equipment to improve material flow.
  • Certificate Series – 5-day training program covering the above programs to certify practitioners in Lean Manufacturing.
  • Training Within Industry (TWI) – Job Instruction, Job Methods, and Job Relations.
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Implementation Assistance – Exemplar Global Quality System Auditor will provide technical assistance during your implementation of ISO 9001.
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Gap Analysis, Internal or Pre-registration Audit – Utilize our Exemplar Global Quality Systems Auditor with 10 years experience to conduct your ISO 9001 internal audits or pre-registration audits.
  • ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, AS 9100, and TS 16949 Training, Internal Audits and Evaluation of Compliance
  • Six Sigma Project Selection and Project Management – Let our ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt assist you in the selection and management of result-oriented Six Sigma projects.
  • Internal Auditor Training – Develop competence in identifying improvement opportunities focusing on requirements and auditing techniques.
  • Root Cause Analysis – Identify the underlying causes of workplace challenges using problem-solving methods.
  • Design of Experiments – Optimize processes and take the guess work out of process improvements to solve complex workplace problems.
  • Statistical Process Control – Let your process talk to you with an effective, visually-based method of monitoring manufacturing quality.
  • Process Capability – Understand the capability of your processes in meeting customer requirements, allowing process improvement efforts focused on what is important to your customers.
How can you get started?

Contact AEDC-MS with a question or give us a call to setup a time to discuss your process improvement needs. For general information about our Operational Excellence services, please contact AEDC-MS at 501-682-1179, or via email.

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October 2017

Understanding the Interactions of Pumps, Motors and Drives

October 25th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pulaski Technical College – Business and Industry Center: Room 203
3303 E. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206 United States
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AC induction motors drive approximately 90% of all pumps. An ever-growing portion of pump systems are now managed by variable speed control such as variable frequency drive, eddy current drive mag drive or fluid drive. As the pump, motor, and driver operate as components of the same system, understanding how they react individually and to the other can have a significant impact on your plant’s bottom line. This one-day workshop on Pumps, Motors, and Drives will discuss how the pump,…

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Fundamentals of Strategic Planning

October 31st @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SAU Tech
4615 Spellman Road RM 103
Camden, AR 71711 United States
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Strategic Planning provides a framework for decision-making and culture building. It equips organizations to deal effectively with change. It helps connect employees to the overall direction of the business and gives a clear understanding of how their efforts support it.   Through this training you will learn how to apply the strategic planning model to help develop the vision for your organization and connect the work of your team members to support that vision. Objective of the Training The objective…

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November 2017

Motor Systems Management for Reduced Energy Consumption

November 7th @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pine Bluff Conventer Center
1 Convention Center Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71601 United States
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Virtually every industrial sector and commercial building in the U.S. uses induction motors, operating from fractional horsepower to over 10,000 horsepower. As a result of their power consumption, electric motor-driven systems in industrial settings represent approximately 29% of global and 69% of industrial electricity consumption. In the U.S. alone, energy costs to operate electric motors are estimated at $362 billion per year. This one-day workshop on Motor Systems Management will discuss the total life cycle cost factors of an induction…

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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

November 14th - 16th @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Whitake Animal Science Center
1335 W. Knapp St
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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This course uses the curriculum developed by the FSPCA and is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual”

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Business Cybersecurity and Fraud Seminar – Texarkana

November 15th @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
819 N State Line Ave.
Texarkana, AR 75501 United States
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While cybersecurity is a concern among all businesses, the majority of all targeted cyberattacks in the past year were directed at small and mid-sized businesses. According to a study by cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab, the average cost of a cybersecurity breach on an affected small business was an average of $38,000 in 2015. In addition, 60% of small businesses which suffered a cyberattack went out of business within six months. Manufacturing Solutions, a department of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s…

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Company:  Rockline Industries

  • 69% improvement in production time in 3 months
  • 56% reduction in waste within 3 months
  • 16 senior leaders, 8 shift leaders trained and 6 workstations using Kata

The training provided by AMS has been very impactful. We are able to reach our sales demands on time with the accuracy expected, sustain the improvements desired, and grow our trained staff to optimize our available capacity.

Mark Clarke
Rockline Industries
Director of Manufacturing