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S&OP Instructor's Manual
MPS Instructor's Manual
Consulting and Research
Class A Certification
Software Evaluation and Selection
MRP II Standard System
Software Supplier Directory (140K)
eSOP - S&OP Software
The Right Choice by Chris Gray
MRP II Standard System by Chris Gray and Darryl Landvater
and Operations Planning Handbook by Don Rice and John Civerolo
It (Master Scheduling and Lean Production)
in Business with e-Business
to Get Serious About e-Commerce
Your Supply Chain Measure Up?
Party's Over - The Real Aftermath of Y2K
Education Expense into an Investment that Pays Off!
Software: Valuable Tips for Selection and Implementation
"Always" Class A
The MPS Is MIA ...
Lean And Software Co-exist?
and Operations Planning and Lean Manufacturing
Education and Training
Software evaluation is a major milestone in the journey to improved performance.
Planning and pull execution are the foundation for becoming a World Class Competitor. Gray
Research, along with our associates in the Worldwide Excellence Partners, provides the only in-depth, unbiased approach to evaluating
manufacturing planning and execution software.
Our basic approach is to help
make you self-sufficient in evaluating and selecting software. Our consulting and
education focuses on understanding both the process of evaluating software, and the
functionality that must be present to make a new system a success in your company.
We arm your people with the tools to do an independent, in depth
evaluation, and then coach them through the process.
Heres how the process normally works:
Four day Lean Enterprise Management Workshop (2 to 4
weeks later). This is a tailored class covering fundamental concepts of Resource
Planning (S&OP, Master Scheduling, Sales Planning and Demand Management,
Material Planning, and Supplier Scheduling), Lean Execution (KANBAN,
Heijunka, creating flow at the pacemaker process), Financial Integration
and Performance Measurement.
One to two day Software Survival Seminar (immediately following).
The Software Survival Seminar covers problems and pitfalls, determining the
functionality needed to support planning and lean execution and other key business functions, the evaluation
process, etc. Heres an outline of the normal content:
Problems and Pitfalls
Trends in Software
What to Expect Today
Upgrading versus Replacing
Evaluating Software and Making the Decision
Surviving Software Thats Already Chosen, Accommodating Existing
Systems and Pockets of Excellence.
Follow up meetings about every 2-4 weeks to review progress and findings,
coaching on how to conduct software analysis, coaching on contract negotiation, etc.
Email us or call 1 603 778-9211 for a quote.