Hands-on experts at implementing LEAN on SAP®

Based in Silicon Valley, California, we are a team of experts on SAP®, and business consultants on LEAN manufacturing. Together, we enable LEAN on SAP®.

Western manufacturing corporations have pursued a traditional, schedule-based philosophy that is based on manufacturing and MRP computer systems. Over the last 25 years, these systems have made dramatic improvements in the speed and efficiency of production. But in a world of increasing customization and accelerating time-to-market requirements, the never-ending quest to be LEAN represents new and daunting challenges for companies. To remain competitive in the global market place, manufacturers must look to new business strategies to serve their customers with quality service and price in an efficient manner.

We believe that no push based systems, however sophisticated and responsive, can address these challenges. The basic philosophy and principles that MRP based manufacturing is based upon, have failed to deliver. With increased algorithmic sophistication and processing speed, these tools have only become difficult to understand and maintain. This in turn compromises their usability with diminishing effectiveness and increasing the costs of ownership.

LEAN manufacturing, on the other hand, is simple. It is demand driven. The supply is centrally paced using a pacemaker and the rest of the supply chain acts in a synchronized flow. The signals for actions are visual. Hence, it is easy to understand and implement.

LEAN comes with its own challenges though. Products are seldom built within the four walls of a factory today. Local visual systems are highly inadequate in the present electronic device dominant environment. Today’s interconnected supply chains are scattered with demand peaks and valleys. This variability travels much faster across supply chains. As a result, planning, scheduling, execution, and inventories have to be constantly adjusted. Such a business environment is not conducive to LEAN.

With over two decades of experience at implementing push and pull systems on SAP®, we at Lean Axis, are well equipped to address these challenges. We have applied our collective experience to develop SAP® bolt-on solutions for planning, scheduling and execution based on LEAN techniques. Together, they offer all the benefits of LEAN and address all the shortcomings of implementing it in an imperfect world at the same time.

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of bolt-on solutions on SAP® that support Supply Chain Planning and Optimization using LEAN Planning Techniques on every node and every product of a multi-tier supply chain of a manufacturing enterpris. Learn More...

From LEAN business strategy to its implementation on SAP®, Lean Axis combines LEAN industry experience with SAP® implementation expertise to create solutions that bring real, tangible business value. We strive to increase business velocity by staying ahead of our client's needs with innovative solutions that deliver a rapid return on investment.

Lean Axis welcomes the opportunity to interact with you to explore how we can assist you to be more successful with your supply chain optimization initiatives on SAP®. Please email info@LeanXis.com or call us at 408-802-1636.