Lean Enterprise System (LES) Purchasing
and Planning is a viable and superior alternative to an MRP
based system. As demonstrated in our
article, the bottom line cost savings in abandoning a MRP
based system is staggering. The savings from shedding the
entire MRP administrative overhead goes right to your
companies bottom line profit.
Abandoning Production Scheduling for one-piece flow and
abandoning a conventional stockroom configuration for Kanban
point-of-use inventory provides your company with decreased
cycle time, increased inventory turns, significant net profit
and working capital.
There is a mind-set that a company needs
an MRP system and these companies are reluctant to abandon it
once they have it. The general feeling is that they incurred
the initial expense in purchasing it plus the supporting staff
made a career out of using it. A cultural and psychological
commitment was established to keep an MRP system active
despite the availability of a profitable alternative. In
actuality, a company only needs an accounting system to manage
Sales, Accounts Receivables and Payables. Manufacturing is
managed “off-line” by a Lean Visual Manufacturing System.
In conclusion, making the psychological
divorce from an MRP System will increase your company’s
profitability, expand future business opportunities and for
those companies who are financially struggling…..it can make
the difference whether a company lives or dies.
What is Lean Manufacturing? -A
Definition of LEAN Manufacturing.
A LEAN Company – An established LEAN Company needed a
The LEAN approach – An article to support your LEAN
movement over MRP/ERP systems.
– A Case Study of a LEAN company and their Return On
About Robert Krause
Enterprise System (LES) Software
Why Do You Need LES?
– Rationale and a supporting article to use LEAN Manufacturing