SOURCE: Cincom Systems

June 30, 2008 09:45 ET

Engineers Have Key Role in Lean ERP

One Step Toward Lean ERP -- Managing Complexities in Product Configuration Management

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - For manufacturing companies striving for lean ERP, the ability to embrace product and engineering changes is central to achieving responsiveness to demand, according to Mike Burkett, Vice President of Research, AMR Research, Inc. This is especially true for those in aerospace and defense (A&D).

In a 30-minute recorded webinar released today by Cincom Systems, "Understanding and Optimizing Engineering's Role in a Lean Value Chain" (, Mike Burkett discusses specific strategies aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing companies can take to move their organization from having an internalized market focus to becoming a lean, externally focused, value-driven enterprise.

Lean ERP focuses on attaining the highest levels of accuracy and replicable quality possible in all sourcing, production and fulfillment activities.

This evolution is important since government programs are demanding more risk-management from aerospace and defense vendors in regards to cost, schedule and design. Engineers have a pivotal role in this evolution.

"In highly engineered, complex manufacturing environments," said Burkett, "constant change around design has a direct impact on how lean you can actually be."

Mike Burkett's strategies can help achieve 50% to 90% increases in requests of quote and engineering change-order response time, up to 90% reductions in order errors and as much as 80% cost reductions in documentation.

To listen to "Understanding and Optimizing Engineering's Role in a Lean Value Chain," please visit

To learn more about Cincom's lean ERP and aerospace and defense solutions, please visit

About Cincom Systems

Cincom delivers and supports innovative software and services to simplify complex business processes. For nearly 40 years, Cincom has empowered thousands of clients worldwide to transform their businesses and outperform the competition by providing ways to increase revenue, control cost, minimize risk, and achieve rapid ROI.

Cincom serves clients on six continents including BMW, Citibank, Boeing, Ericsson, Penn State University, Milacron, Siemens, and Trane. For more information about Cincom's products and services, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to, or visit the company's website at

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