Improve operations with lean manufacturing techniques, ERP

01/09/2016 8:120 commentsViews: 100

When lean manufacturing first gained attention, it generally was perceived to be incompatible with manufacturing resource planning (MRP) and ERP. Lean manufacturing emphasizes physical signals and controls, and works to reduce inventory, work in progress (WIP) and lead times, all common characteristics of an MRP/ERP environment. Nonproduction activities like reporting transactions are anathema to lean.

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