E-Book: Lean manufacturing and ERP: How to leverage ERP to get lean
In order to simplify manufacturing and reduce inventory levels, some proponents of the lean manufacturing enterprise recommend the elimination of the ERP system. However, at most, a manufacturer's ERP system should be simplified. ERP plays a vital role in analyzing existing business practices and potentially restructuring them to operate in a lean manufacturing environment.
A manufacturing firm adopting the principles of lean manufacturing can effectively leverage the company's ERP system during its transition to lean. This E-Book explains what part of the plant you should start with; the importance of simplifying the ERP system; how to balance the ERP system with lean principles; and what pitfalls to avoid.