Lean Manufacturing Software, Lean Transformation - MCA Connect

Lean Manufacturing Solution

Simplify Your Manufacturing

Manufacturing is complex. Dealing with numerous vendors, multiple interfaces, complex information flows and poor visibility into orders, materials or production can hide a lot of small inefficiencies that add up to big costs.

With the right practices and lean manufacturing software in place, manufacturers can systematically identify and eliminate plant floor inefficiencies.


The Solution

MCA Connect’s Lean Manufacturing solution, LeanCONNECT, enables you to forecast savings before you undertake major changes in your business.

Using your existing ERP software data, LeanCONNECT creates a complete model of your future state lean operation. As a result, you receive quantifiable data supported by what-if analysis that allows you to make valuable, data-driven decisions to improve lead time, reduce waste and deliver greater profits.

LeanCONNECT helps you pinpoint the best way to reduce waste in your organization. This leads to lower costs, better customer service and bigger profits. With this solution, companies have seen savings estimates in the millions – and even surpassed those projections in actuality.


Pinpoint the best way to reduce waste in your organization.

LeanCONNECT helps design and implement future state value stream maps using data from any ERP system.

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The 3 Major Components of LeanCONNECT:


This is an easy migration tool that allows you to pull in traditional manufacturing data from any ERP system, convert it into lean manufacturing data and assign it to the right fields in Dynamics 365. It also comes with lean manufacturing extensions to better align your ERP with lean principles and terminology.

LeanCONNECT Design

“What if…?” LeanCONNECT Design answers that question for every scenario you throw at it. Using data from any ERP system, LeanCONNECT Design helps you understand the impact of your proposed value stream. Once you’ve decided which path you will pursue, our connector will sync those changes within Dynamics 365.

LeanCONNECT Scheduling

Whether you use fixed interval scheduling or product wheel scheduling, LeanCONNECT Scheduling ensures you meet customer demands. Fixed interval scheduling distributes the demand evenly over a set period of time. Product wheel scheduling looks at customer demand and inventory replenishment levels to optimize setup sequence and changeovers.

LeanCONNECT Helps Lean Manufacturers:

Optimize Value Stream

Achieve the benefits of a lean manufacturing transformation significantly faster.

Accelerate Lean Journey

LeanCONNECT will analyze capacity, identify ideal production load balancing and leveling opportunities and help you visualize “what if” scenarios.

Integrates with Dynamics 365

Kaban rules and production flows can be integrated with Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations for scheduling and execution. If you use a different ERP, the solution can pull data from any system.

Eliminate Waste

Identify and eliminate plant floor inefficiencies. Achieve demand-driven production and increase replenishment efficiency.

Why MCA Connect?

Microsoft is leading the digital transformation revolution and has invested billions of dollars in building a worldwide cloud computing infrastructure that enables their modern business application solutions capable of replacing legacy systems. When you combine Microsoft software with MCA Connect’s expertise, your technology becomes a strategic asset that sets you apart from competition.

For companies looking to gain competitive advantage through technology, MCA Connect is a Global Systems Integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Partner that delivers and supports operational transformation. By combining a dedicated team, 10+ years of Dynamics experience, and certified Microsoft professionals, only MCA Connect can consistently deliver innovative solutions that help automotive suppliers realize their vision.

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Client Success

“MCA Connect was instrumental in helping us value-stream our business. They understand all aspects of process flow, including people, machines and materials. They know Lean and they know Dynamics.”

Bill Battershell, CFO

Rochester Gauges

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“Previously we saw downtime of about 2% of man capacity. Now, our most mature factory is at about 0.5% in downtime. That’s a 75% reduction.”

Matt Griffiths, Executive Director of Manufacturing IT


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