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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April 2018
$200.00

Everything DiSC Training

April 26th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SAU Tech
4615 Spellman Road RM 103
Camden, AR 71711 United States
Event Category:

DiSC® assessments are used worldwide in thousands of organizations of all sizes, major governmental agencies, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies. DiSC assessments have been used successfully to help people learn to work more effectively with others. Through personal insights into their behavioral strengths and challenges, participants in DiSC trainings learn to better relate to others. Topics include: How to recognize the 4 major styles and their strengths and weaknesses. The leadership characteristics of each style Strategies in working with each…

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May 2018
$0.00

Preparing Manufacturers and Machine Shops for the Digital Future and Government Contracting Opportunities

May 3rd @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension
2301 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
Event Category:

If you own a small or medium business, you are the backbone of American commerce. We live in a time of great progress, where technological advances have allowed manufacturing to produce higher-quality products at a much faster pace. In fact, digital manufacturing is quickly becoming required to do business with government agencies. Small and medium businesses must keep up with the ever-changing industry norms, especially to obtain government contracts. Protecting your business against the associated risks of incorporating technology is…

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NIST Industry Forum: Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Prognostics for Manufacturing Operations: Moving from “React and Repair” to “Predict and Prevent”

May 7th - 11th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NIST in Gaithersburg, MD
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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The event will bring together leaders in industry, government, and academia to discuss the current trends, successes, challenges, and needs with respect to advanced monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies to enhance maintenance and control strategies within manufacturing operations.  Discussions will include the current and emerging capabilities and challenges with respect to designing, deploying, verifying, and validating monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies for manufacturing operations including those involving interconnected, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. For more information, please watch this video…

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$995.00

AME Southeast Region LEAN Summit

May 7th - 10th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wyndham Atlant Galleria
6345 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339 United States
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Learn why the leading indicator of future business performance is engaged teams; teams that understand the rules of the game and are focused on the heartbeat of their business – the customer. THE SOUTHEASTERN REGION OF AME IS PLEASED TO HOST ITS THIRD LEAN SUMMIT IN ATLANTA. Learn all about how top-down leadership engages the real leaders of an organization to take full command of their transformation. It’s a fact, organizations with highly engaged teams have earnings higher than less…

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$450.00

ISO Auditor Training – Little Rock

May 14th - 15th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pulaski Technical College – Business and Industry Center
3303 E. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206 United States
Event Category:
Innovation

Day-1 (5/14) -A review of the ISO 9001:2015 clauses, with interpretation discussions related to auditing those clauses. Exercises are structured to ensure the students understand the requirements and what to look for in an audit. Day-2 (5/15) - Focused on a structured approach of conducting a “process based” audit following ISO 19011 Guidance. It also consist of a presentation and discussion with exercises. We walk through the steps of conducting an audit: document review, preparing an audit checklist, gathering evidence…

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$35.00

Foundations of Industrial Energy Efficiency – Fort Smith

May 16th @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
Latture Conference Room College of Business Flanders Bldg. Corner of North 50th & Grand Ave. - 5020 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, 72913 United States
Event Category:
Energy

This Industrial Energy Efficiency training program is intended to provide facilities personnel, energy managers, engineers, and utility representatives with both basic and intermediate understanding of the latest energy efficiency methods, procedures, and best practices.  No matter your background, you will leave this workshop with an actionable understanding of how to save energy within an industrial facility. Justification for energy efficiency Best business practices of energy management State of industrial energy efficiency today Foundational understanding: Plant energy assessments methods and procedures Utility…

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June 2018
$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Fort Smith

June 26th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
612 Garrison Ave.
Forth Smith, AR 72901 United States
Event Category:
Energy Training

This one-day introductory course is designed to teach facility engineers, operators and maintenance staff how to achieve 15-25% cost savings through more effective production and use of compressed air. This Level 1 course can be taken as a stand-alone class; it is also a highly recommended prerequisite to the more intensive two-day Level 2 course, Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems, which will be held in Little Rock, AR on October 3 & 4, 2018. Calculate the energy cost of…

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$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Fayetteville

June 27th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Arkansas – AT&T Conference Room
700 West Research Center Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
Event Category:
Compressed Air

This one-day introductory course is designed to teach facility engineers, operators and maintenance staff how to achieve 15-25% cost savings through more effective production and use of compressed air. This Level 1 course can be taken as a stand-alone class; it is also a highly recommended prerequisite to the more intensive two-day Level 2 course, Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems, which will be held in Little Rock, AR on October 3 & 4, 2018. Calculate the energy cost of…

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July 2018
$35.00

Pump Systems Optimization – Jonesboro

July 17th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workforce Training Center
5501 Krueger Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
Event Category:
Energy

This course will identify the importance of energy conservation and highlight opportunities to optimize your pumping systems for energy efficiency and other systems improvements. When pumping systems are not optimized for best efficiency, they drain a company’s profitability with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorter mean time between repairs, more CO2 emissions and a less reliable system overall. The typical medium-sized plant spends over $1.4 Million a year on energy to run their pumping systems. Better system design and optimized…

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$35.00

Basic Motors 101 – Batesville

July 18th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Arkansas Community College – Batesville
2005 White Drive
Batesville, AR 72501 United States
Event Category:
Energy

This one-day work shop will cover motor selection criteria and troubleshooting while discussing in detail the basic principles of how an induction motor operates, from an electric perspective as well as mechanical. More than 300 million motors are used in industry, large buildings and in infrastructure globally, and 30 million new electric motors are sold each year for industrial purposes alone. Electric motor driven systems (EMDSs) in industry are estimated to be responsible for approximately 29% of overall global, and…

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$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Jonesboro

July 25th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workforce Training Center
5501 Krueger Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
Event Category:
energy

This one-day introductory course is designed to teach facility engineers, operators and maintenance staff how to achieve 15-25% cost savings through more effective production and use of compressed air. This Level 1 course can be taken as a stand-alone class; it is also a highly recommended prerequisite to the more intensive two-day Level 2 course, Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems, which will be held in Little Rock, AR on October 3 & 4, 2018. Calculate the energy cost of…

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$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Morrilton

July 26th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce
115 East Broadway Street
Morrilton, AR 72210 United States
Event Category:
Energy

This one-day introductory course is designed to teach facility engineers, operators and maintenance staff how to achieve 15-25% cost savings through more effective production and use of compressed air. This Level 1 course can be taken as a stand-alone class; it is also a highly recommended prerequisite to the more intensive two-day Level 2 course, Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems, which will be held in Little Rock, AR on October 3 & 4, 2018. Calculate the energy cost of…

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August 2018
$35.00

Understanding the Interactions of Pumps, Motors and Drives – Stuttgart

August 28th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Grand Prairie Center
2709 Hwy 165 South
Stuttgart, 72160 United States
Event Category:
motors and pumps

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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$35.00

How to Size Pumps and Motors to Obtain Energy Savings – Little Rock

August 29th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pulaski Technical College – Business and Industry Center
3303 E. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206 United States
Event Category:
motors and pumps

A common issue in pumping systems is efficiency and reliability. Why? Because pump system efficiency is highly influenced by the system they are supplying. To insure optimum reliability and efficiency one must focus on the entire system. The major issue in pump system design is design margin. How does one identify design margin and what are the ramifications of incorrect margin? If a system is optimized, won’t it have less design margin? Consider this, design margin comes from one of…

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October 2018
$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Little Rock

October 2nd @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pulaski Technical College – Business and Industry Center
3303 E. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206 United States
Event Category:
compressed air

This one-day introductory course is designed to teach facility engineers, operators and maintenance staff how to achieve 15-25% cost savings through more effective production and use of compressed air. This Level 1 course can be taken as a stand-alone class; it is also a highly recommended prerequisite to the more intensive two-day Level 2 course, Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems, which will be held in Little Rock, AR on October 3 & 4, 2018. Calculate the energy cost of…

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$75.00

Advanced Compressed Air Training, Level 2 – Little Rock

October 3rd - 4th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pulaski Technical College – Business and Industry Center
3303 E. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206 United States
Event Category:

Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This advanced training teaches you to develop a system profile and address point-of-use issues, including determining actual air quality requirements and investigating and reducing highest point-of-use pressure requirements. Collect and use data and tools to assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a compressed air system; Develop and use a system profile; Implement a system maintenance program; Address air quality, highest pressure requirements…

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November 2018

China International Import Expo (CIIE)

November 5th - 10th @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will hold China lntemational lmport Expo (CIIE) starting from 2018. It is a significant move for the Chinese Government to hold CIIE with a view of firmly supporting trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively opening the market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic and trade cooperation, and to promote global trade…

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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