KMS Blog

We have pulled together information we believe may be beneficial to you and your organization from our internal subject matter experts and external resources. Let us know if there is a topic that you would like one of our experts to cover.  Drop us a line.

  • Standard Work Instruction Lunch and Learn - KCK

    Standard Work Instruction Lunch and Learn

    February 3, 2023

    As a business leader you should be focused on growing your business. You shouldn't be a firefighter, spending most of your time putting out inefficient operational fires that flare up daily. This...

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  • Firefighter or Manufacturing Leader.  Which Are You?

    Firefighter or Manufacturing Leader, Which Are You?

    February 1, 2023

    You’re not a firefighter.  You're a manufacturing leader.  So why are you fighting so many "fires"?  It keeps you from focusing on growing your company.  Many manufacturing leaders often feel as if...

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  • Dr Monica Stewart

    KMS Introduces Dr. Monica Stewart

    January 30, 2023

    KMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Monica Stewart has joined our team in the role of Director, Business Optimization.  Monica joins KMS with over 15 years of professional experience in Executive...

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  • SUCCEEDING WITH LEAN: 4 TIPS FOR LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENT

    January 26, 2023

    Over the years of observing companies implement Lean and other continuous improvement programs, we have seen that for some companies, maintaining the momentum of a continuous improvement program for...

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  • See the Forest for the Trees

    December 31, 2022

    Start 2023 Strong! The thought of hiring a consultant doesn’t always appeal to manufacturing leaders. It’s easy to think, why should I hire an outsider to come in and tell me how to run my business...

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  • KMS 2022 Economic Impacts for Kansas Manufacturing

    Q4 2022 Economic Impacts on Kansas Manufacturing

    November 8, 2022

    Q4 2022 Economic Impacts on Kansas Manufacturing Webinar  On November 8th, Chris Kuehl, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, provided great information about what the economic...

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  • Growth Strategy

    7 Essential Traits to Build a Resilient Growth Strategy

    November 1, 2022

    Article originally published by NIST MEP's Katie Rapp In their IndustryWeek webinar “The 7 Essential Traits of a Resilient Growth Strategy,” our Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) peers Chris...

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  • 5 Reasons to Join a Manufacturing Association

    September 13, 2022

    Leaders in manufacturing often have a very demanding schedule. However, one thing that they should make time for is participation in a manufacturing association.  Membership in a manufacturing...

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  • leadercentric-essentials_for_lean_success

    Five Leadership Essentials for Lean Success

    September 13, 2022

    This is a​n original article from the NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog. The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) defines people-centric leadership (PCL) as a leadership approach that...

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  • KMS 2022 Economic Impacts for Kansas Manufacturing

    Q3 2022 Economic Update for Kansas Manufacturers

    August 3, 2022

    Q3 2022 Economic Update for Kansas Manufacturing Webinar  On August 3rd, Chris Kuehl, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, provided great information about what the economic...

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