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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January 2019

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Lunch and Learn MANAGING FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – Dardanelle

January 8th, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dardenelle Area Chamber of Commerce
2011 Highway 22
Dardanelle, AR 72834 United States

Join us for a Lunch & Learn to hear more about our Managing for Continuous Improvement (MCI) program. This will be a great time to find out about what is involved, how it can improve your company's mission, and talk to the trainers to make sure MCI is a good fit for your organization. MCI is a blended, prescriptive, expert-led training program that will provide you with an opportunity to learn world class business transformational methodologies.  By scheduling one 8 hour…

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February 2019

$1,500.00

MANAGING FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – Hot Springs

February 12th - June 11th, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
National Park College
109 Mid-America Blvd
Hot Springs, AR 71913 United States
Innovation

Our Managing for Continuous Improvement (MCI) program is a blended, prescriptive, expert-led training program that will provide you with an opportunity to learn world class business transformational methodologies.  By scheduling one 8 hour module per month over a 5 month period, the components of the program will prepare you to transition to a more thoughtful and “purpose driven” approach to managing your company’s continuous improvement efforts. The monthly modules are designed to guide you through a natural progression toward sustained competitive growth. The first module is designed…

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$1,500.00

MANAGING FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – Dardanelle

February 14th - June 13th, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dardenelle Area Chamber of Commerce
2011 Highway 22
Dardanelle, AR 72834 United States

Our Managing for Continuous Improvement (MCI) program is a blended, prescriptive, expert-led training program that will provide you with an opportunity to learn world class business transformational methodologies.  By scheduling one 8 hour module per month over a 5 month period, the components of the program will prepare you to transition to a more thoughtful and “purpose driven” approach to managing your company’s continuous improvement efforts. The monthly modules are designed to guide you through a natural progression toward sustained competitive growth. The first module is designed…

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$1,795.00

KataCon5 – Toyota Kata

February 18th - 19th, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Savannah Regency Hyatt
2 W. Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401 United States
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Have you ever found yourself asking: How do we keep improvement going? How do we align our organization so that daily improvements move us toward strategic goals? How can we work to develop solutions scientifically, instead of trying to implement preconceived solutions? 20% OFF DISCOUNT IF USE DISCOUNT CODE 'LF20" KataCon is the annual gathering place for Toyota Kata Geeks across North America and around the globe. It’s where the “convinced” and the “curious” gather to share what they’re learning,…

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$1,500.00

MANAGING FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – Stuttgart

February 26th - June 25th, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phillips Community College – Stuttgart
2709 Hwy 165 South
Stuttgart, AR 72160 United States
Business Process

Our Managing for Continuous Improvement (MCI) program is a blended, prescriptive, expert-led training program that will provide you with an opportunity to learn world class business transformational methodologies.  By scheduling one 8 hour module per month over a 5 month period, the components of the program will prepare you to transition to a more thoughtful and “purpose driven” approach to managing your company’s continuous improvement efforts. The monthly modules are designed to guide you through a natural progression toward sustained competitive growth. The first module is designed…

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$1,500.00

MANAGING FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – Jonesboro

February 28th - June 27th, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Workforce Training Center
5501 Krueger Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
manufacturing

Our Managing for Continuous Improvement (MCI) program is a blended, prescriptive, expert-led training program that will provide you with an opportunity to learn world class business transformational methodologies.  By scheduling one 8 hour module per month over a 5 month period, the components of the program will prepare you to transition to a more thoughtful and “purpose driven” approach to managing your company’s continuous improvement efforts. The monthly modules are designed to guide you through a natural progression toward sustained competitive growth. The first module is designed…

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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 ClarkeRockline Industries
Director of Manufacturing