Apriso and Accenture collaborate on software to support lean manufacturing
Manufacturing operations management software supplier Apriso has teamed
with global consulting firm Accenture to create a solution that supports lean
The FlexNet Lean Material Flow solution fills some of the gaps that ERP
applications don’t cover when it comes to managing lean manufacturing environments,
according to a joint Apriso-Accenture press release.
The companies said the solution will benefit manufacturers seeking to
reduce waste and cut cycle times while improving quality in logistics
operations, production, and customer responsiveness.
The solution is a module of the Apriso FlexNet Manufacturing Operations
Management platform, which Apriso says provides visibility, adaptability, and
real-time control of manufacturing operations across enterprises and supply
s a way to extend and
enhance ERP deployments, and consider FlexNet as an
ERP module, bringing improved adaptability, responsiveness, and visibility to
our client’s shop floor operations.”
Valeo, a $12-billion-a-year global automotive supplier, played an
important role in the design of this solution by identifying key Tier 1
automotive supplier requirements while ensuring the solution adhered to Lean
principles, the press release said.
Apriso and Accenture say the jointly developed solution offers a
collaborative approach to dramatically improve Manufacturing Operations
Management and execution by:
• Synchronizing material flows spanning manufacturing operations to
eliminate idle inventories;
• Improving global visibility and control to add efficiency while lowering IT costs;
• Enabling comprehensive traceability and root cause analyses to improve quality;
• Delivering integrated quality execution and packaged logistics with best-in-class
label printing and error-proofing to reduce manufacturing costs;
• Reducing IT implementation and maintenance costs by integrating seamlessly-as an “out-of-the-box”
solution-with material, quality, and production management applications.
implementation, letting more manufacturers benefit from Apriso’s capabilities
for improved efficiency through synchronized material flows across the