Real Lean Transformation


Published: 10 August 2010

Six leading ERP products will be pitted against each other over two days in the ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event taking place on 22nd / 23rd September in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Dublin.  Each product will be demonstrated using a single script, allowing for a true like-for-like comparison.

Read More »
Published: 23 July 2010

The pharmaceutical supply chain is long and complex. There are many challenging requirements placed on pharmaceutical organisations in terms of demand management, supply chain planning, process-based manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, product traceability and quality management. These requirements, together with the need for regulatory compliance place huge demands on the computer systems which support pharmaceutical organisations.

Read More »
Published: 21 July 2010

Lean originated in the automotive industry, and it’s easy to see how the tools and concepts are a good fit for that type of manufacturing. What’s much less obvious, however, is how Lean can and should be applied in labs.

This article from BSM recently published in LabManager Magazine examines ' Is Lean really an appropriate strategy in the lab environment, or are labs just blindly following trends?'

To read the full article click on the following link:

Read More »
Published: 12 July 2010

Toyota methods may have been designed for the shop floor, but they are leading to significant improvements in the way pharmaceutical quality and even research labs operate. Tom Reynolds, Operations Practice Director at BSM recently spoke on 'Taking The Toyota Production System to the Lab' at a webcast.

Read More »
Published: 18 June 2010

If you are planning to select a new ERP system, you will need to decide whether you satisfy your entire software requirements with a “one-stop-shop” ERP solution or you decide to go with an ERP system for most of your business processes in conjunction with a best of breed (BOB) system for a specific business function within your organisation.

BSM are running a webinar entitled 'ERP versus Best of Breed' on Thursday 22nd July 2010 at 2.30pm  - 3.15pm BST, 9.30am - 10.15am EDT.

Read More »
Published: 24 May 2010

The number of new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation projects has declined drastically in recent years. Many organisations are struggling and have postponed capital investment unless absolutely essential. Opportunities for business growth are limited and many ERP proposals, even those backed up with a solid business case, are being rejected or deferred. Despite this, there is a small but steady flow of new ERP implementations.

Read More »
Published: 17 May 2010

Are you faster or slower than your peers? Are you more or less productive? Do you have more errors and repeat testing? How are others applying lean best practice principles to their lab operations?

Read More »
Published: 6 May 2010

BSM is conducting a major ERP Survey on Benefits Realisation. This survey is an input into the ERP Report 2010, which will be available later this year.

The purpose of this survey is to examine the delivery of business benefits by an ERP system implementation and to understand the factors which contributed to the success or failure.

Read More »
Published: 15 March 2010

The internet is replete with web sites offering pre-configured sets of business requirements for use in ERP selection projects. The claim is that much time and effort can be saved by using such resources – in fact pre-configured requirements specifications tend to focus effort in the wrong areas.

Read More »
Published: 18 February 2010

Having decided that a new ERP system is the right move for your organisation, the next step is to select a system. Despite the consolidation in the ERP market over the past ten years, there is still a wide variety of choice. Identifying the system and implementation partner that best suits your business and budget is a critical step towards a successful implementation. This requires a structured selection process carefully managed according to agreed principles. Avoiding failure in this process means steering clear of the “Seven Deadly Sins of ERP Selection”.

Read More »