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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March 2019

$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Helena

March 26th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phillips Community College – Helena
1000 Campus Drive
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342 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. The instructor will identify basic approaches for cutting costs; identify steps for proper system operation, maintenance, and point-of- use accountability; and show you how to tailor a compressed air system management action plan for your plant. This class is underwritten and sponsored by Energy Efficiency Arkansas. Calculate the energy cost of…

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April 2019

$0.00

Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing Lunch and Learn

April 3rd @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Park College – Innovation Technologies Center
2233 Albert Pike Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913 United States
Collaborative Robot

 Is your company faced with a workforce shortage? Are you having difficulties finding qualified people to work in your factory? Come learn how collaborative robotics can help solve your workforce challenges.You will learn how collaborative robots (also referred to as “cobots”) can add value to your company, boost productivity, and improve reliability. Cobots are industrial robots designed to work with and among employees without the need for costly safety infrastructure. This free event will include demonstrations of cobots and the…

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May 2019

2019 AME LEAN Summit

May 6th - 9th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wyndham Atlant Galleria
6345 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339 United States
Event Category:

In the most successful lean operations, leaders consistently pursue self-development. If you are searching for a better way to lead, develop people and produce superior results, this summit will help put you over the top. This event brings together outstanding continuous improvement leaders from across the country. Come hear how these exceptional leaders sustain the journey to enterprise excellence through investing in people. You’ll discover new best practices in continuous improvement management and see first-hand how an emphasis on people, coupled…

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$314.00

ISO 9001 Internal Auditor Training – Jonesboro

May 14th - 15th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Camfil APC
3505 Airport Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
Event Category:
ISO 9001

Day-1 (5/29) -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 (5/30) - Focused on a structured approach of conducting a “process based” audit following ISO 9001 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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October 2019

$35.00

Foundations of Industrial Energy Efficiency – Little Rock

October 1st @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pulaski Technical College – Business and Industry Center
3303 E. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206 United States
Event Category:
Energy

This 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. This training event is underwritten and sponsored by: Energy Efficiency Arkansas Justification for energy efficiency Best business practices of energy management State of industrial energy efficiency today…

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November 2019

$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Fayetteville

November 19th @ 9:00 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. The instructor will identify basic approaches for cutting costs; identify steps for proper system operation, maintenance, and point-of- use accountability; and show you how to tailor a compressed air system management action plan for your plant. This course is also a highly recommended prerequisite to the two day Level 2-Advanced Management…

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$75.00

Advanced Management of Compressed Air

November 20th - 21st @ 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:

This is an intensive two-day training which provides in-depth technical information for troubleshooting and making improvements to industrial compressed air systems. Two instructors will be present to provide detailed, hands-on classroom instruction and individual assistance. This class is underwritten and sponsored by Energy Efficiency Arkansas. *Registration closes on November 1, 2019. Approximately one week in advance of the class you will be sent an information packet with materials to complete prior to the training. These materials will enable you to…

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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