About Lean SchEduling International (LSI)

LSI PRODUCTION AND SCHEDULING EXPERTS FOR MANUFACTURERS

LSI was founded by Mike Liddell and Dan Hahn in (2001) to help manufacturers adopt and succeed in the implementation of innovative Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software solutions. Combining their skills, Mike and Dan created and perfected a unique process designed to take manufacturers from a typical but flawed ERP planning and scheduling to a process that is driven by customer demand while delivering on exceptional customer service.

LSI not only helps clients select the right solution, we also help them implement technology, we also help our clients get more from their investment by implementing better business processes in ways that extract its full potential throughout the manufacturing workflow.

Commitment to the Right Solution

It can be easy to lose sight of your business objectives when you see a sexy looking APS demo and a clever sales pitch with the latest in high-tech gimmicks. The reality is that over the last 20 years, LSI has seen many systems come and go. This has left a trail of unhappy customers who invested a significant amount of time and money on something that never actually worked for them.

Our deep software and industry expertise allow us to deliver APS solutions that address your specific planning and scheduling needs. By avoiding the numerous and expensive pitfalls that typically ruin most APS implementations, LSI helps you drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to realize measurable results while putting in place a growth platform that allows you to constantly improve and innovate.

Relationships are everything

LSI has stood the test of time as a business because we develop earnest relationships with each of our clients. The hard truth is that most ERP resellers and consultants lack the in-depth knowledge and experience that can only be gained through years of working in the trenches. We take the time to put in place an LSI team that will deliver the results you expect and the skills you require. In the end, the only people who can give you the full story of what it takes to succeed are our customers.


MEET OUR TEAM

With almost 100 years of combined experience, LSI’s team of technical and sales consultants helps customers pursue innovative concepts to effectively get the best out of APS. Whether it is a pre-sales consultation or post-sales software implementation or training, LSI’s staff is committed to the customer during the entire process and beyond. Please meet our team.

Mike Liddell, ( CEO )

Mike has over 40 years working within the manufacturing industry. In the beginning he started as an ERP consultant but soon realized that many companies were facing severe scheduling limitations with no workable solution. Combining his passion and expertise, Mike and Dan developed a unique, proprietary methodology to implement APS solutions that delivers better results in a shorter timeframe.

Mike is the highly respected author of an international book titled “The Little Blue Book on Scheduling” and has written numerous published articles on explaining why companies need APS, the implementation process, and how to avoid making critical mistakes.

Dan Hahn, ( Partner )

Dan has over 20 years working in retail and manufacturing technologies, including system selection, project management, implementation and development. Prior to founding LSI with Mike, Dan achieved numerous accomplishments and client successes including reducing a major manufacturer’s inventory by $20million with a 40% reduction in manual effort.

Hans Albright, ( VP Sales & Marketing )

Hans joined LSI in 2017 and has 30 years of experience in manufacturing, including 5 years spent scheduling two plants in the Print and Packaging Industry. He has spent the last 20 of these years both implementing and selling large ERP systems. Hans brings his real-world manufacturing and consulting experience to his business development approach. He has a long history of and commitment to partnering with clients to insure long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships. Hans Joined LSI in 2017.

Fraser Bonnett

Fraser has 30 years of Project Management experience from his early days with the US Air Force and then with Raytheon. Prior to LSI, Fraser spent 20 years at Preactor both before and following the acquisition by Siemens. He share his extensive background in Preactor with many industries including Electronics, Heavy Machinery, Foods, Paper and Pharmaceuticals. He specializes in the integration between Preactor, ERP/MRP and Shop Floor systems. Fraser joined LSI in 2018.


WHY LSI? - THE THREE-LEGGED STOOL STRATEGY

The difference between implementing and building an APS solution that can give you a permanent strategic advantage is NIGHT and DAY.
LSI knows, with absolute certainty, the only way to achieve meaningful results implementing a successful APS solution is to adopt a three-legged stool strategy.
Unless you take time to ensure all three legs are firmly in place, your APS solution will give you only minimal benefits.

APS Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software Preactor

  • You need the right software
  • You need the right partner
  • You need the right level of commitment and the right people

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