Does ERP fit in a lean world?

  • Bradford M
  • Mayfield T
  • Toney C
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The enterprise resource planning systems of the 1990s have become a liability for many manufacturers because they perpetuate some of the legendary material requirements planning (MRP) problems such as complex bills of materials, inefficient workflows, and unnecessary data collection. A new manufacturing model has emerged that is taking the place of the traditional MRP model. It is called Lean Flow, or Demand-Pull. While the development of Lean tools is still in its infancy, a new paradigm has emerged that will replace the one-size-fits-all mentality imposed on businesses by many ERP vendors.

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  • enterprise resource planning
  • manycompanies
  • material requirements planning
  • systems design

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  • M Bradford

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