Where Lean Meets ERP
Although most people tend to think of manufacturing when hearing the term "lean," the primary principles of lean easily lend themselves to successful adoptions of ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems. The basic principles of lean manufacturing focus on process flow, optimization, waste elimination, problem solving, and continuous improvements. Without question, these same principles guide the most successful ERP implementations. Learning how to translate the concepts of lean manufacturing over to ERP implementation and usage can help turn a potential project failure into fast ROI dollars.