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Manufacturers can create competitive products while growing their portfolio of new offerings in order to build a sustainable future by utilizing a Business Architecture that equally balances the needs for continuous process improvements (Pillar of Lean) with identifying and implementing growth activities (Pillar of Growth).



AKA's Business Architecture





Leveraging PLAN/DO/CHECK/ACT cycles of Learning sets goals and creates and implements activities 6x's faster and 30-80% more efficiently than standard processes.



"AKA is a great resource for our business needs, and their staff is willing to support us. We have had a great experience with AKA and would definitely use them again."

Joe Fields, VP Business Development
Outdoor Venture Corporation 



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Business Growth Services

The goal of these services is to provide companies the tools they need to achieve a 20/20 balance: at least 20% growth to their top line, along with at least 20% decrease in bottom-line costs. These services address top-line growth for clients, specifically focusing on identifying new sales, developing new products, entering new markets, and deploying new business models.


Continuous Improvement Services

AKA certified Lean experts integrate proven principles, tools, and techniques of Lean/Six Sigma into your Value Stream from customer order through delivery of goods or services. Educating your team through "learning by doing" simulations then meeting YOUR goals using facilitated Kaizen Events improves Cost, Quality, and Delivery by eliminating waste in the office and shop processes.


Workforce Solutions

AKA professionals have over 60 years' experience delivering workplace training to improve operations, leadership development, problem solving, workforce education, and programs and services that address the full spectrum of needs faced by business and industry.

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