Pull-Logic and ERP Within Engineering-To-Order (ETO): The Case of a British Manufacturer

Benjamin Dehe (Speaker), David Bamford (Speaker), Ken Jolley (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description

Lean production and ERP systems are two of the most desirable manufacturing best practices (Bamford et al., 2015); the link between them has been widely studied and discussed within the academic literature. However, the focus to-date has mainly been on low and medium variety production. In Engineering-to-Order (ETO), the high variety nature of the business and the use of ERP systems impact the ability to implement pull, a term widely misinterpreted. Using the case of a British Engineering-to-Order company, this paper analyses and determines the extent to which an ERP can support an ETO to tend towards a “pure” pull system.
Period6 Sep 2016
Held at5th World Production and Operation Management Conference
Event typeConference
Conference number5
LocationHavana, Cuba
Degree of RecognitionInternational