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Pull-logic and ERP within Engineering-to-Order (ETO): the case of a British Manufacturer

Carniel-Perrin, Brunehilde, Dehe, Benjamin, Bamford, David and Jolley, Ken (2016) Pull-logic and ERP within Engineering-to-Order (ETO): the case of a British Manufacturer. In: 5th World Production and Operations Management Conference P&OM Havana 2016, 6-10 September 2016, Havana International Conference Centre. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Schools: The Business School > Business Operations, Systems, Rails and Projects
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Depositing User: Benjamin Dehe
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 12:51
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 08:45
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/29421

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