Becoming lean has been a goal of most companies over the last few years. Why is lean so popular? Lean delivers what companies really need in today's highly competitive world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and better customer service. Lean advocates have come to recognize that ERP and lean work together very well, each supporting and enabling the most important objectives of the other. This paper outlines how the five lean principles are all supported and enhanced by comprehensive information control and the management tools that an end-to-end enterprise software suite delivers.
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