The Dual Implementation of Lean and ERP in Manufacturing
The ‘Push’ of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) seems to be contradictory with the ‘Pull’ of Lean manufacturing; actually they have mutual promotion in production. The dual implementation of ERP and Lean is inevitable direction in the enterprise’s development. This paper first explains the difference and interrelation between ERP and Lean Manufacturing, and discusses the mutual promoted effects. Then focus on “how to accomplish the dual implementation?” To answer this question, this paper mainly put forward three points: firstly strength the centralized management of all kinds of data and information in manufacture; then fuse ERP with Kanban; lastly build business process mixed by Pull-based mode and Plan-controlled mode. Through the above methods, ERP links with Lean to boost each other. Thus enable enterprise to gain a competitive advantage in manufacturing.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang, Jeng-Haur Horng and Zichen Chen
Y. X. Li et al., "The Dual Implementation of Lean and ERP in Manufacturing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 591-593, pp. 400-404, 2012