ERP systems support production management, especially from the perspective of control. However, they are a top-to-bottom solution with sequential logic for data management and are not suited for advanced planning purposes such as:
100% visualisation of production processes and orders.
Quick planning computation.
Production scheduling and optimisation
While recognising the necessity of lean production many companies fail at implementing it consistently. IMS recommend Asprova a Production Planning Tool specifically tailored to the demands of lean production.