ABCAN is a management consulting firm providing consulting and training services in the areas of
supply chain management, materials management, operations planning, ERP, JIT and lean manufacturing, 5S, production planning, scheduling,
and productivity improvements. Founded in 1991 as a small company, it
grew into an engineering consulting and training company. Today, ABCAN is a
handful of highly experienced professionals focusing on the above
subjects. ABCAN and its associates have helped more than 500 companies
with over 8,000
participants in various projects and training programs. ABCAN is
proud to take part in developing a new supplier relationship management
application to provide
web based automation and
support for supplier-to-customer component of supply chain operations.
MSIE, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, SCOR-P
Mr. Bukey is one of the principals of ABCAN Consulting. He has
over 25 years of hands on experience in supply chain, ERP, and JIT systems, lean
manufacturing, industrial engineering, manufacturing applications,
management consulting and training across many companies and industries.
Mr. Bukey has been involved in extensive number of key projects such as
establishing lean manufacturing operations and supply chain management
processes, selecting and implementing ERP systems, JIT applications,
re-engineering, gap analysis and business improvement roadmaps, scheduling, production planning, inventory control,
industrial engineering, and training. He has been listed as supply chain
and manufacturing expert by EBRD and evaluates organizations for their
Mr. Bukey has pioneered several industry-wide applications such as
supply chain readiness, supplier relationship management, sequenced
delivery, knowledge assessment and helped many companies ranging from
electronics to automotive parts to plastics.
Previously, he held an executive management position to lead the
operations of a midsize plastic furniture manufacturing company, as MIS
Manager at a Japanese-Canadian joint venture, 1st tier automotive parts
supplier, as Production Control Manager at a
hardware manufacturer, and as Industrial Engineering Manager at an auto
Al Bukey is a highly recognized consultant and authorized instructor for
all APICS courses and teaches frequently at organizations (including the
customized seminars/workshops) in supply chain management, lean
manufacturing, 5S, ERP systems selection and implementation, materials
management, logistics, JIT, and operations management. He has been
recognized by APICS as a "Qualified Instructor" at "Master" level. He has published
many articles and given numerous seminars and presentations in his area
Al Bukey has the following qualifications:
- President, APICS Toronto Chapter, 1999-2001 www.apics.ca
- Professional Engineers Ontario, Practicing as P. Eng. 1995-2009) www.peo.on.ca
- Master of Science Degree, Industrial Engineering, N.C. State University, (1981) www.ncsu.edu
- President, Canadian Society for Industrial Engineering, Toronto Chapter, (1997-1998) www.iienet.org/toronto
- Certified in Integrated Resource Management, CIRM of APICS www.apics.org
- Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management, CFPIM of APICS www.apics.org
- Subject Matter Expert, CSCP of APICS www.apics.org
- Certified Supply Chain Professional, CSCP Program of APICS www.apics.org
- Certified SCOR-P, APICS Supply Chain Council, www.apics.org
Mr. Stevens is a senior
consultant working with ABCAN Consulting. He has over 25 years of
experience as a practitioner in supply chain management, ERP, JIT
systems, lean manufacturing, industrial engineering, manufacturing
applications, education and training across many companies and
Mr. Stevens has been involved as a practitioner and change agent in
scheduling, production planning, inventory control, warehouse
management, purchasing, industrial engineering, education and training.
Mr. Stevens has worked with
the Operations Management Education and Research Institute of Canada
designing, developing and delivering entry level education in the field
of operations and supply chain management.
Previously, Mr. Stevens has
held materials management positions in Tier 1 Automotive, Food
Packaging, Automotive Aftermarket and Wire & Cable manufacturing.
Industrial engineering positions were held in Wire & Cable and Consumer
Goods manufacturing. He has also provided retraining for unemployed
individuals seeking entry level positions in materials handling &
Mr. Stevens is an
authorized instructor for the Toronto Chapter of APICS and teaches
frequently at organizations and community colleges in the areas of
supply chain management, lean manufacturing, 5S, materials management,
warehouse management, JIT, and operations management.
George has the following qualifications:
Other team members are available upon request.
Companies that we worked with - partial list
SOME OF OUR PROJECTS - Brief overview
IN LINE VEHICLE SEQUENCING:
setup a complete production line
for instrument panel system to be delivered to one of the main OEM companies
in sequence (ILVS). The production line required 16 consecutive stations with
over 80 modular parts to be built based on the broadcast signal right from the
OEM assembly line with no prior stock build up allowed. The system was able to
build the IPs in mistake proof way and in desired sequence with any
variety/combination. Line was fed with kanban method replenishment of
inventory. Produced parts immediately delivered to point of assembly in the
line assembly sequence. All system development, control, implementation and
training were completed within 10 months with a 100% success.
LEAN MANUFACTURING IMPLEMENTATION AND 5S TRAINING:
Client had highly engineered products with multiple revisions and one unit manufacturing practice. The implementation helped the client focusing on value and creating flow whereby improving its volume and customer service significantly.
It also included lean manufacturing training and 5S
implementation at two of
their facilities. This project was completed in less than six months.
PRE-ERP SELECTION ASSESSMENT:
Before this automotive parts manufacturer embarked on a new
project, they needed an assessment of their operations from end to end. ABCAN provided a color coded evaluation of their supply chain
related operations from detailed level up to the executive level including a road map.
It was completed in two months.
SUPPLY CHAIN SEMINAR:
Client had multiple facilities, customers and suppliers.
The company had approximately $2 billion inventory with no cross over
visibility. Two-day seminar provided a customized education for client's management from various facilities enabling
them to perform a uniform SCM
implementation. Seminar included case studies,
simulation, industry best practices as well as deployment strategies.
SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:
This manufacturing company automated its entire purchasing cycle using the unique supplier relationship management solutions,
. Purchasing can now focus on strategic management while routine
purchasing activities are executed in seconds saving the company an average of $50 per PO. This was implemented in three weeks.
ERP IMPLEMENTATION AND BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT:
In a highly automated process industry, the client is facing pressure to cut costs, improve efficiency, improve product variety and customer service while minimizing investment. ABCAN's approach was to establish corporate governing policies and business processes to leverage best practices across multiple facilities and get ready for
implementation. The selection process was based on evaluating over 2000
assessment questions, identifying and investigating 35 ERP vendors, sending
out RFPs and shortlisting them to five and then finally two vendors.