Class A ERP Implementation: Integrating Lean and Six Sigma

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J. Ross Publishing, May 15, 2005 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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Class A ERP is often misunderstood and confused with software tools and implementations, but is actually a management system for continuous improvement. This book will resolve these myths by thoroughly describing the definition of Class A ERP and giving specifics for achieving Class A performance in a reasonable timeframe. Examples from successes will be referenced to and the author will build a case for breaking the journey to world-class performance into bite-sized, doable focus areas. Class A ERP Implementation will help organizations set the stage for maximum effectiveness of both Lean strategies and Six Sigma and establish ERP disciplines as the prerequisite to success.
  

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Contents

Master Production Scheduling and Materials Management
4
Class A ERP Performance
17
Summary
31
Internal Business Process
40
Technology Affecting Business Imperative Decisions
46
Process Ownership of the Business Plan
52
Sales Planning as an Input to Demand Planning
59
Process Ownership in the Demand Plan
65
Running the NetChange Calculation
134
Physical Inventory
148
Why Develop Partnerships with Suppliers?
161
Shop Floor Control
175
Employee Involvement
188
Customer Service
201
Defects
215
Other Management Systems in the Business
229

Operations Planning
71
Sales and Operations Planning
87
Timing for the SOP Process and the Monthly Closing
94
Master Scheduling
103
Capacity Planning in the Master Production Schedule
108
Master Scheduling Metrics
121
Education and Training
231
Class A ERP Performance Metrics
245
Summary
265
Other Six Sigma Tools
278
Appendix B Steps for Successful Class A ERP Implementation
291
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Sheldon is President of the DH Sheldon & Associates consulting firm in New York.

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