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At ADVANCED, Continuous Improvement (CI) starts with top management and continues throughout the entire organization. CI is a major discipline of our company’s culture and we are committed to building stable and predictable processes to increase customer satisfaction. CI drives our performance along with a commitment to competitive pricing, on-time delivery and quality.  We are defined by our actions, commitment, measured performance, AS9100 certification and LEAN principles. Our team understands the importance of CI and makes decisions on a daily basis for the betterment of our customers and our organization. At ADVANCED everyone is responsible and has a role in making CI improvements. “It’s part of our DNA. ”We embrace the fact that we are an extension of our customer’s value stream and a critical link in their supply chain. Their success is a direct link to our success. ADVANCED will continue to be a loyal partner building relationships and focusing on CI for decades to come.

Continuous Improvement

 

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

LONG TERM VISION

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Scott Shortess is the President of Advanced Plastics, Inc. and an Officer of Advanced Machining & Fabricating, Inc. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, 1993, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. Scott has over 25 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing.  His focus is corporate vison, strategic planning and transforming company culture. This focus fosters an environment where people are taking action to continuously improve, eliminate waste within processes and make decisions that enhance customer satisfaction. Scott is a certified LEAN Implementer and has facilitated and participated in over 1,500 hours of Kaizen events. He is a member of The TAB Business Advisory Board.

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Kim Parrish is the President of Advanced Machining & Fabricating, Inc. and an Officer of Advanced Plastics, Inc. He graduated from Spartan College of Aeronautics, 1981, with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences. He holds an FAA Airframe and Power-Plant license. Kim has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing. He has been instrumental in executing process improvements throughout the organization in the areas of quality management, technical development and customer service. He is a member of The TAB Business Advisory Board and served in the United States Navy.

 

Leadership

ADVANCED leadership team dedicates quality time developing and measuring our vision for the future of our stakeholders. As ADVANCED enters into its fourth decade, technology advancements has always been at the center of our vision.  Whether that was a new business system, a measuring device, or the latest manufacturing equipment, our founder, Steve Shortess, knew the importance of being informed about new technologies and applying them accordingly.   His foundational vision from 40 years ago is engrained into our current leadership team and they are committed to carrying on his legacy of exceptional service. His favorite saying to his staff has always been, “We’re in the service business first. We just happened to sell plastic raw materials and machined components.”

ADVANCED will continue to enhance its core vision with talented people that care about others, use advancing technologies throughout our business processes, and nurture our culture of continuous improvement.

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Long Term Vision

 
 
 
 

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At ADVANCED, Continuous Improvement (CI) starts with top management and continues throughout the entire organization. CI is a major discipline of our company’s culture and we are committed to building stable and predictable processes to increase customer satisfaction. CI drives our performance along with a commitment to competitive pricing, on-time delivery and quality.  We are defined by our actions, commitment, measured performance, AS9100 certification and LEAN principles. Our team understands the importance of CI and makes decisions on a daily basis for the betterment of our customers and our organization. At ADVANCED everyone is responsible and has a role in making CI improvements. “It’s part of our DNA.”We embrace the fact that we are an extension of our customer’s value stream and a critical link in their supply chain. Their success is a direct link to our success. ADVANCED will continue to be a loyal partner building relationships and focusing on CI for decades to come.

Continuous Improvement

 

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

LONG TERM VISION

Scott Shortess is the President of Advanced Plastics, Inc. and an Officer of Advanced Machining & Fabricating, Inc. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, 1993, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. Scott has over 25 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing.  His focus is corporate vison, strategic planning and transforming company culture. This focus fosters an environment where people are taking action to continuously improve, eliminate waste within processes and make decisions that enhance customer satisfaction. Scott is a certified LEAN Implementer and has facilitated and participated in over 1,500 hours of Kaizen events. He is a member of The TAB Business Advisory Board.

 

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Leadership

Kim Parrish is the President of Advanced Machining & Fabricating, Inc. and an Officer of Advanced Plastics, Inc. He graduated from Spartan College of Aeronautics, 1981, with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences. He holds an FAA Airframe and Power-Plant license. Kim has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing. He has been instrumental in executing process improvements throughout the organization in the areas of quality management, technical development and customer service. He is a member of The TAB Business Advisory Board and served in the United States Navy.

 

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Leadership

ADVANCED leadership team dedicates quality time developing and measuring our vision for the future of our stakeholders. As ADVANCED enters into its fourth decade, technology advancements has always been at the center of our vision.  Whether that was a new business system, a measuring device, or the latest manufacturing equipment, our founder, Steve Shortess, knew the importance of being informed about new technologies and applying them accordingly.   His foundational vision from 40 years ago is engrained into our current leadership team and they are committed to carrying on his legacy of exceptional service. His favorite saying to his staff has always been, “We’re in the service business first. We just happened to sell plastic raw materials and machined components.”

ADVANCED will continue to enhance its core vision with talented people that care about others, use advancing technologies throughout our business processes, and nurture our culture of continuous improvement.

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Long Term Vision