The book is designed to provide a template based on a tried and tested formula that has seen hundreds of companies successfully implement a manufacturing system. It focuses on many of the reasons why MRP/ERP implementations traditionally fail and explains how to plan the entire process – from initial vendor selection through to breaking down the implementation into manageable steps, data migration, setting staff expectations and managing the go-live process.
The book’s author, Martin Bailey said; “I decided to write the book after seeing a clear pattern emerging from writing over 60 case studies for 123 Insight. Many of the companies had made the same mistakes trying to implement their previous systems, such as not involving the right staff internally or performing a flawed selection process. Although there are plenty of anecdotes from 123insight users the book was written to allow the process to be applied to any manufacturing system, not just our own.”
Simon Badger, MD (designate) added; “Martin has combined his experience from writing several books and his work on many case studies. He has managed to distil the implementation process down into an easy to understand read, regardless of whether the reader has any prior MRP experience. Our ethos has always been to help our customers to be self-sufficient, while providing a helping hand when they need it. The book, which they can pick up at one of or Evaluation Workshops for free, will help them to map out the well-trodden path that many manufacturing companies have already successfully taken in implementing MRP.”
The book is available free of charge to attendees of 123 Insight’s Evaluation Workshops, held across the UK each month. It will also be available from Amazon and all major book retailers from November 13, priced £6.99.
The company was founded in 2000 as a response to the fundamental flaws inherent in the traditional MRP selection and implementation process. They have been either nominated or have won dozens of awards, often due to the speed of implementation and the immediate return on investment.
About the Author
Martin Bailey has been the marketing manager for 123 Insight since 2002 and has written dozens of case studies on successful MRP implementations. This is his ninth book, and he regularly writes for the manufacturing trade press.