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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions

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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions is the MEP Center for the state of Arkansas and is part of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Our mission is maximizing enterprise value for manufacturers through Organizational Excellence, Operational Excellence, Advanced Manufacturing, and Family Business services. Manufacturing Solutions works closely with many public and private organizations to bring world-class resources to Arkansas manufacturers. AEDC-MS has formal partnership agreements with four state universities, the World Trade Center, and other third party providers. In addition, the Center works with community colleges and local economic development organizations to ensure local resources are utilized in delivering assistance to manufactures.

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Success Stories

Leadership Development Raises The Leadership Level of Managers and Supervisors

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Due to the recent growth, several leaders who were very knowledgeable in Hytrol products and processes were promoted to leadership roles. However, many of these leaders had not had previous leadership experiences. Additionally, Hytrol’s legacy has been built in part on high engagement of its team members and desired to continue that legacy through

Sustaining Continuous Improvement

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National CHMD has experience working with lean tools and has utilized those tools in the traditional point solutions approach. The operation has experienced noticeable improvements, and positive results were achieved. The challenge, as expressed by the National CHMD team, was sustaining continuous improvement. National CHMB needs to find a way to

"The Manufacturing Solutions team understands our industrial workplace culture and speak our language, which made it easier to implement the Lean principles. Also, they know the pressures of corporate initiatives and were able to help us implement Lean principles that are compatible with our corporate initiatives and mandates."

—Dinesh Moorjani, Operation Manager

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020