A company that is going through a Lean Transformation process often realizes that its ERP system does not have the flexibility and adaptability required. For this reason someone has gone as far as to define ERP systems as “monuments” and to suggest their elimination.
We at GC&P do not agree with this radical but short sighted view that does not take into account the complexity of our companies and fails to understand the enormous benefits that a wise use of information technology can provide.
In order to help our clients to use ICT to effectively support their Lean Transformation we propose FloWare Solutions (FloWare = Flow + Software: “Softwares that support Flow”).
Our experts can help our clients in two way:
– defining the changes to existing ERP systems that are needed to support process changes
– integrating ERP systems with innovative software designed to support Lean processes (e.g. Lean e-kanban modules). Many ERP systems claim to have “Lean modules”, but in our experience these modules are all but Lean.
At present we can offer:
– IKS (Integrated Kanban System) is an Electronic Kanban software designed and developed by our German Partner Manufactus GmbH, a signaling system that uses information technology to trigger the movement of materials within a production facility as well as in a extended supply chain. This software is unique in the market for its completeness, flexibility and user friendliness.
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– PMS (Performance Measurement System) is a software for performance measurement, an essential tool to guide and control continuous improvement.
All our solutions are easy to use, can be integrated with any ERP and their implementation is easy and quick.