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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

A Strategic Roadmap for Manufacturing Excellence

Reported Year
Industrial Metal Fabrication had witnessed a downturn in operations. Factors such as economic downturn, shifts in market demands, transitioning of family ownership, intensified competition, and the absence of a strategic roadmap had profoundly affected this family-owned enterprise. This downturn in business led to a decrease in revenue and business

Crafting Futures: The Machinist Apprenticeship

Reported Year
Machine Design Services is a small business. For a small machining manufacturer with limited resources and a small employee headcount, every day brings a unique set of challenges. With a lean team, each member wears multiple hats, juggling tasks from design to production to customer service. Machine Design Services needed a method to obtain new

Quality Certifications Improve Business Results

Reported Year
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
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024