Kane has over 20 years of experience in designing and implementing
manufacturing and distribution systems (both computer and manual)
to solve "real world" problems. She has held data processing
and line management positions in several manufacturing companies.
Ellen is the founder of Ellen Kane & Associates, a consulting
firm which specializes in assisting companies in:
and implementation of cost-effective bar code systems
and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
systems to ensure full benefits are received
manufacturing or distribution problems in a practical,
Kane & Associates offers the following services:
management for manufacturing and distribution companies
including areas such as engineering, inventory control, planning,
sales, marketing, and finance
systems integration for bar code systems (design, hardware
selection, implementation and training)
systems analysis on manufacturing, distribution or bar code applications
on requirements definition studies (to clearly define needs and
benefits before systems are created)
to forming Ellen Kane & Associates, Ellen was directly responsible
for software development, enhancements, and total company implementations
in both manufacturing and software development companies. She held
positions including Vice President of Planning, Director of Data Processing,
and Project Manager.
implemented, documented and trained on Bar Code receiving/shipping
system that reduced manual paperwork by 75%, reduced clerical staff
corporate team that developed bar code standards used by 6 divisions.
equipment and software, and trained users to operate label printers.
implementation of ERP system with $5M inventory
reduction in 1 year.
"World Class" measurements, and automated reporting.
spreadsheets and templates to plan capacity and do flexible scheduling of assembly
multiple part substitutions, saving hours of manual data entry.
the relocation and start-up of new corporate distribution center.
and ran Customer Service parts department including pricing policies.
a 5-year Information Technology plan for information requirements.
and implemented a corrective action plan to maximize computer resources.
is certified as a Practitioner in Inventory Management (CPIM) by the
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and is past
president of the San Fernando Valley chapter of APICS. She has been
a guest speaker at local chapter meetings and is an instructor at
CSUN. She received her BA degree in mathematics from UCLA.