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Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

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Kansas Manufacturing Solutions is a not-for-profit corporation that is focused on growing Kansas manufacturing by delivering solutions to small and medium sized manufacturers with value driven results.  As the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) Center for Kansas, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions is helping Kansas manufacturers compete in the rapidly changing global marketplace, supporting growth for the manufacturer, their community and Kansas.

Known as a trusted advisor to the manufacturers of Kansas, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions provides a suite of solutions that create growth for manufacturers through increased profits, increased sales and the creation and retention of jobs.  These solutions include: Continuous Improvement, Workforce Development, Quality and Compliance, Sustainability, and Business Optimization.  

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions maintains strategic relationships with federal and state organizations and manufacturing support organizations and offers connections to vetted business partners who provide Kansas manufacturers solutions that complement Kansas Manufacturing Solutions’ core competencies.  This allows Kansas Manufacturing Solutions to be the go-to resource for manufacturers in Kansas so they can focus on building their products. 

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Success Stories

Quality Certifications Improve Business Results

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Colt Tech’s customers are very satisfied with the products they receive. However, Colt Tech’s clients continuously demanded higher standards and increasingly ask their suppliers to operate under a formal quality system. Colt Tech initiated ISO Certification in the past. However, those records, processes, and certifications were out of date. Without

Peppermint Workshop Ramps Up With Lean Six Sigma

Reported Year
As a new manufacturing organization, Bess wanted to ensure her business was operating as efficiently as possible. She needed support to understand how to maximize production, create a structured manufacturing process, eliminate waste, and increase productivity and throughput. Peppermint Workshop contacted Kansas Manufacturing Solutions, part of the

Executive Coaching Helps an Already Successful Leadership Team

Reported Year
The Full Vision executive leadership team are each individually strong performers and Full Vision has experienced good productivity from their talents. However, President and CEO Doug Scheible recognized there were opportunities for his executive leadership team to improve as a cohesive unit, which ultimately would strengthen the performance and
Created March 18, 2019, Updated August 12, 2023