Lean Software Implementation

Johnson Controls Automotive Group Begins Largest Deployment of Lean Operations Software; Factory Logic Solution Extends and Enhances Company’s Lean Manufacturing Methodology

Enterprise software for lean environments is different than the classic MRP or ERP systems. Many companies use “software” for their lean planning, in the form of custom Excel spreadsheets. My former employer is continuing to work on software to support the planning and execution tasks in a lean environment. It’s not a total lean solution (culture, continuous improvement, and leadership are still critically important), but it can provide helpful tools for planners and the shopfloor.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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