Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (KMS)

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions helps companies realize never-ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace by helping make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.


Kansas Manufacturing Solutions is a not-for-profit corporation that is supported by a public and private partnership of Kansas companies, the Kansas Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership. NIST MEP is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a mission to help make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.


KMS is unique versus other resources.


1. Innovation Engineering Black Belts

KMS has real experts who have undergone international certification in increasing speed and decreasing risk with new products and services plus innovations in process areas such as LEAN, Marketing and New Customer Development. Quality-control charting of our Black Belts ensures process quality and reliability.


2. We understand small and mid-sized companies.

KMS experts have special training in helping small and mid-sized companies. Most also have “been there and done that” when it comes to growing a small or mid-sized business. KMS understands small business cash flow, risk management and employee motivation.


3. International Innovation Network

KMS is your gateway to innovation connections around the world that can help you problem solve technical, regulatory and export challenges. As a NIST MEP affiliate, we are part of a network of 1,300 small and mid-sized business experts and the USA National Innovation Marketplace.


KMS is proud to be an Innovation Engineering Institute Certified provider.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grants

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Site Location

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Site Location Assistance

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance

Technical Assistance

  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development

Human Resources

  • Retention

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies


  • One-on-One Counseling
Contact Information
Candice Abercrombie
14425 College Blvd.
Ste. 120
Lenexa, KS 66215
(913) 649-4498