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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions also designs customized solutions to a wide range of other challenges manufacturers face. You will achieve increased performance, profitability and productivity through implementation support and workforce training applied to your specific work environment. Our experienced consultants create a structure to support your long-term success.

To find out more about AEDC-MS services, please contact Arkansas Economic Development Commission Manufacturing Solutions at (501) 682-7386, or via email.

Consulting Services

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Manufacturing Solutions (AEDC-MS) has been instrumental in helping hundreds of Arkansas manufacturers increase sales and profits by cutting costs and improving manufacturing processes. AEDC-MS provides customized technical and management assistance that will improve the quality, productivity and global competitiveness of your business.

Manufacturing Solution Services Include:

Growth & Innovation

  • Strategic Planning and Leadership
  • ExporTech
  • MEP Connect
  • Project Management
  • Sales Training
  • New Product & Process Innovation
  • Innovation 101
  • Market Message Development
  • Technology Scouting
  • Technology Driven Market Intelligence (TDMI)
  • Product Development Services
  • Cybersecurity

Operational Excellence

  • Toyota Kata
  • Workplace Organization/5S
  • Cellular Manufacturing
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Work Balancing/TAKT Time
  • Kanban/Pull Systems
  • Set-up Reduction/Quick Changeover
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Kaizen Events
  • Point-of-Use Storage
  • Quality at the Source
  • Lean Office
  • Training Within Industry (TWI)
  • Poka-Yoke
  • Lean 101
  • Leader Standard Work
  • A3
  • 8 Step Problem Solving
  • Leading and Sustaining Lean
  • Standard Work
  • Plant Layout
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Lean Six Sigma Certifications
  • Design of Experiments
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • ISO Certification Support
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Risk Management
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Executive Sessions
  • Workplace Resilience Assessment




  • Environmental, Health & Safety Assessments
  • Energy Assessments
  • Air Sampling
  • Hearing Conservation Programs & Noise Surveys
  • OSHA Required Trainings
  • Industrial Hygiene Technical Assistance
  • Respiratory Protection, Fit Testing and Training
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Training
  • Onsite Safety Program Development

Leadership Development

  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Challenge
  • Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
  • Team Building
  • Interpersonal Style (Everything DISC, Meyers Briggs)
  • Overcoming the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Leadership Overview
  • Performance Management Process
  • Succession Planning
  • Hiring
  • Goal Setting
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Family Business Advisor
  • Leading Change
  • Transformational Leadership Improvement (TLI)