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Lean Manufacturing Assessment

Tweet TWELVE ELEMENTS OF LEAN MANUFACTURING Lean Manufacturing consists of three management areas made up of 12 elements. These areas are Technology Management, People Management and Systems Management. Each area includes four elements of Lean Manufacturing. The Technology Management... 

A3 Strategy Deployment

Tweet A3 Strategy Deployment Links The Lean Manufacturing Initiative From The Boardroom To The Factory Floor: A3 Strategy Deployment Links The Lean Manufacturing Initiative From The Boardroom To The Factory Floor Virtually all of Buker, Inc. client companies are engaged in pursuing... 

Seven Steps To Lean Manufacturing

Tweet Many people think that Lean Manufacturing means coordinating schedules so that parts and materials arrive at their point of use “just in time” to avoid inventory and the space it consumes. Indeed, that is part of Lean Manufacturing – an important part. But there... 

ERP Performance Measurements

Tweet Enterprise Resource Planning Performance Measurements: Financial performance has been the primary measure of success in most manufacturing companies. Manufacturing companies have developed financial planning systems and financial statements for measuring their performance on... 

World Class Manufacturing Performance Measurements

Tweet Very few industries are unaffected by global competition. With higher levels of competitiveness it follows that the consumer will ultimately decide upon the products which meet their needs in the areas of product features, dependability, availability and overall value. No business... 

Justifying a New Business Information System

Tweet Your company has decided it may be time to toss out that antiquated legacy system you’ve been struggling with for the past 10-15 years and get one of the new integrated software packages you’ve been reading about. Well, just like any other major capital investment, this... 

High Velocity Manufacturing

Tweet A Step Above Just-In-Time and Lean Manufacturing Over the years as companies strived to improve their business operations to World Class competitiveness or best of class performance, it became apparent there were three basic levels of understanding in striving for this new level... 

Checklist for Successful ERP Implementation

Tweet The roots of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) started in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the use of computers and computer systems in manufacturing companies. Those early applications of the computer as a tool to manipulate and store data began in the finance area. Finance... 

ERP System Readiness Assessment

Tweet Enterprise Resource Planning Business System Readiness Assessment Your company is making a substantial investment in computers and software for better tools to help run the business. The intent is to put your company on the path to becoming a tough, profitable World Class competitor... 

Selecting & Implementing a New Business System

Tweet Critical Success Factors of Selecting and Implementing a New Business System: One of the most challenging events in a person’s business career is being faced with the task of selecting and implementing new ERP, WMS, CRM, or other business systems. In most companies, the challenge...