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ILS enters agreement with KAM to grow Kentucky companies

EPI increases worth, reduces costs of enterprises

FRANKFORT, Ky., (Nov. 20, 2014) — The Institute for Lean Systems (ILS) has developed and is currently implementing a highly effective collaborative initiative known as Enterprise Performance Improvement (EPI), with a keen focus and meaningfully unique approach to growing the value of an enterprise by increasing its worth and reducing its costs.

ILSILS serves as the lead EPI systems integrator and operational strategist to work with business and industry leaders in bringing unified solutions to both current and prospective members of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM). KAM has an extensive network of contacts throughout the commonwealth’s business & industry community and has agreed to market and promote EPI as a high value-add organizational improvement initiative.

ILS has developed a systematic and integrated approach to deliver EPI by partnering with:

•The Carlton Bates Company, a subsidiary of WESCO Distribution Inc., on supply chain and assembled solutions;

•Select International on human capital management; and

•EESI Global, Ltd. on energy efficiency and cost mitigation.

Although EPI had not been officially launched in the Commonwealth until now, KAM members are already experiencing the great opportunities to grow the value of their company and enhance their bottom lines through transformational engagements with ILS.

“What makes ILS meaningfully unique among their peers is their intense focus on return on investment (ROI) for their clients,” said Michael Hesketh, president of Superb IPC LLC and chair of the Shelby County Associated Industries’ Training Consortium Committee. “To ensure the ROI for its clients, ILS performs an in-depth assessment to identify prospective transformation projects at the Associated Industries’ participating plants, supports execution of the projects and conducts detailed follow-up to guarantee successful implementation.”

KAM clearly understands the ongoing business challenges that companies face every day. It also has a vision for capitalizing on the opportunities for increased prosperity through the development of a high-performance workforce built on a foundation of continuous improvement.

“KAM remains committed to finding and helping promote solutions that strengthen Kentucky’s manufacturing community,” said Greg Higdon, KAM’s president and CEO. “With the leadership of ILS and their team of high-value add EPI partners, Kentucky’s business and industry community will have a great opportunity to increase the value of their companies in a highly competitive world marketplace.”