Four Vital Reasons Manufacturing Execution Systems Are Essential to Lean Enterprise Initiatives
Source: HighJump Software
Today's manufacturers operate in an increasingly demanding environment that includes global competition, increasing pressures for cost reductions and new products, quality-driven compliance, and improvements in on-time and in-full orders. Each of its core business functions is affected, ranging from product design, manufacturing, supply chain operations, sales, and customer service. It is within this context that many manufacturers are initiating corporate-wide lean cultures and programs in order to compete in the 21st century. Though the concept of lean has been around for many years, it is only recently, with the advent of modern information technologies, that an enterprise can realize the true vision of lean.