​Manufacturing Practice

Edgewater Consulting's impact on clients stretches from the strategic to the operational.  Our approach draws on several standard methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma.  Much of our work in manufacturing has been centered on helping companies create a continuous improvement culture after implementing ERP or related solutions.  ERP systems promise the integrated information required for multi-dimensional data, reporting and business intelligence needed for success:

  • Executives need an aggregate vision of their business, perhaps against financial metrics (trailing indicators)

  • Operational managers need to insure appropriate response to business opportunities and problems (operational metrics, or leading indicators)

  • Within vertical organizations such as Distribution or Customer Service, transactional data is needed to identify, measure, and analyze productivity