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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June 2017
$35.00

Pump Systems Optimization

June 7th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
SAU Tech
1615 Spellman Road
Camden, AR 71711 United States
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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…

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$110.00

Organization Context: A Better Way to Align Your QMS with Your Strategy

Early Bird Registration Discount
$11.00 off per ticket (before 6/3/17)
June 14th @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
1200 W Capitol Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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A new requirement of ISO 9001:2015, a well-written organizational context can be an opportunity to develop strategy by defining external challenges and internal advantages within your company. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Explain the relationship between the organization context in Clause 4 and the organization’s strategy Leverage the…

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$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Fort Smith

June 20th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
612 Garrison Ave.
Forth Smith, AR 72901 United States
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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 2-day Level 2 course,…

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$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Springdale

June 21st @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Springdale
4677 West Sunset Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764 United States
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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 2-day Level 2 course,…

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July 2017
$35.00

Pump Maintenance and Best Practices

July 11th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
612 Garrison Ave.
Forth Smith, AR 72901 United States
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This course teaches you how to avoid pump failures with defined maintenance and best practices. Centrifugal pumps in the industrial sector can reach mean-times-between failures (MTBFs) ranging from 6 months to as much as 10 years. Short MTBFs can be the result of issues or parameters that “someone” either misunderstood or chose to disregard.…

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$110.00

Risk-Based Thinking: A Tool for Evaluation and Change

Early Bird Registration Discount
$11.00 off per ticket (before 7/2/17)
July 12th @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
1200 W Capitol Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
Event Category:

The new standards promote risk-based thinking. Discover what risk-based thinking is and gain methods for identifying and prioritizing risks with a guided approach to avoid critical events and drive change in your company. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Explain the relationship between the organization context and risk-based thinking…

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$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Camden

July 25th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
SAU Tech
1615 Spellman Road
Camden, AR 71711 United States
Event Category:

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 2-day Level 2 course,…

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$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air – Hope

July 26th @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

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 2-day Level 2 course,…

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August 2017
$35.00

Energy Auditing and Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings

August 15th @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Workforce Training Center
5501 Krueger Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
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This training program is intended to provide facilities personnel, energy managers, consulting engineers, and utility representatives with an overview of the standard procedures and practices for commercial building energy audits. Topics Include: Commercial building energy use and systems Energy audit levels 1, 2, and 3 ASHRAE ‘Green Guide’, Std. 100, Std. 211, and…

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$35.00

Fundamentals of Compressed Air

August 22nd @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workforce Training Center
5501 Krueger Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
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274This 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 2-day Level 2 course,…

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$75.00

Advanced Compressed Air Training, Level 2

August 23rd - 24th @ 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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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.[dt_fancy_title title="You Will Learn From This Course" title_size="h3" title_color="custom"…

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$110.00

Monitoring and Evaluating Results: Get on Top of Performance Metrics

Early Bird Registration Discount
$11.00 off per ticket (before 8/8/17)
August 29th @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
1200 W Capitol Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
Event Category:

In Clauses 9 and 10 of the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, performance evaluation and improvement are critical steps in assuring your compliance. Learn how to determine key measures and their metrics to satisfy the requirements of the standard and use them to improve processes for greater output. At the end of this workshops, participants will…

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September 2017
$35.00

Foundations of Industrial Energy Efficiency – Little Rock

September 27th @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pulaski Technical College – Business and Industry Center: Room 203
3303 E. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206 United States
Event Category:

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. [vc_empty_space…

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October 2017
$35.00

Foundations of Industrial Energy Efficiency

October 4th @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
SAU Tech
1615 Spellman Road
Camden, AR 71711 United States
Event Category:

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. [vc_empty_space…

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$35.00

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…

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November 2017
$35.00

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…

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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