eBECS Supports the Royal Canadian Mint's Ongoing Lean Journey with a Rapid Implementation of Lean Enterprise for Microsoft Dynamics AX

    By adopting Lean principles and continuing their strong focus on
    customers and quality products, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has seen
    revenues double and strong profitable growth result over the past few
    years. Encouraged by this success, the RCM knew the next step was to
    transform their internal ERP systems - which is why they turned to eBECS
    and Microsoft Dynamics AX.

IMPROVEMENT. The Royal Canadian Mint has successfully taken the next step as
one of the leading mints the world and a world class Lean enterprise with the
successful implementation of Lean Enterprise for Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Following an extensive procurement exercise that considered all of the major
ERP players, the RCM selected Lean Enterprise for Microsoft Dynamics AX and
eBECS to be at the core of their solution for a new Lean manufacturing
approach that will transform the company for the future.
    eBECS are pleased to announce that following a year long implementation,
the RCM has successfully gone live with Lean Enterprise for Microsoft Dynamics
AX in their two manufacturing plants: Ottawa, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
management and the entire organization, at all levels, was critical. Just as
important was the choice in enabling technology and consulting partners. eBECS
brought an unmatched depth of successful Lean implementation experience. eBECS
are market leaders in understanding how correctly applied technology
simplifies the Lean journey. How? eBECS spent over eight years forging and
developing the Lean manufacturing code that is now native within the Microsoft
Dynamics AX platform.
    "eBECS successfully combined a passion to understand our business with
winning experience in Lean implementations. Their practical approach helped
people overcome the concerns common to adopting pull-based manufacturing. This
is a significant change that will drive further improvements as we continue
our Lean journey" said Greg Smith, Executive Director, Business
Transformation, at the RCM.
    SPEED MEETS PRECISION. The RCM's Winnipeg operation is the powerhouse of
Canada's high-volume coin production. Here, the industry's most
technologically advanced processes and equipment produce up to 15 million
plated coins each day for Canadian and foreign circulation. Adherence to the
highest quality and delivery standards is what makes the RCM a leading
provider of coins to countries worldwide. In choosing Lean Enterprise for
Microsoft Dynamics AX, the RCM was therefore placing their faith in the
enterprise capabilities of a system that had to be able to support very high
volumes of production. The successful implementation in such a short period of
time has already shown that this faith has not been misplaced.
    FLEXIBILITY WITH INTEGRITY. Microsoft Dynamics AX is part of the
Microsoft Business Solutions product portfolio. Designed from the outset as a
system to be changed, Microsoft Dynamics AX turns on its head the common
criticism of inflexibility leveled at most ERP systems. Using multi-layered
technology, Microsoft Dynamics AX provides customers like the RCM with the
ability to radically change their business operation safe in the knowledge
that their ERP system is able to change with them, whilst retaining full
integrity of core processes. As Kevin Hall, CEO of eBECS comments "Adopting a
lean approach to life means having to accept and embrace change every day;
many of our customers having started their Lean journey quickly realize that
their core systems are actually a barrier to achieving real success, which is
when they turn to what we can do at eBECS with Microsoft Dynamics AX".

    About eBECS

    eBECS is dedicated to business improvement by the use of "Lean Thinking"
throughout the extended supply chain. eBECS have developed expertise in the
removal of waste from all aspects of the organization together with the
specific solutions on defining value, establishing flow and running an
enterprise based on pull techniques. eBECS's focus has been to enhance the
Dynamics AX product, enabling organizations to quickly take advantage of all
that "Lean Thinking" has to offer. eBECS provides a technology and business
partnership approach, which at its heart, removes the complexity and hype
surrounding the Lean and e-business world. For more information, visit:

    Further Information:
    Stephen Wilson, eBECS swilson@ebecs.com   +44 7775 571110
    Darren Hogg, eBECS dhogg@ebecs.com   +1 678 357 4838

    About the Royal Canadian Mint

    The RCM, an ISO 9001 2000 certified company, is the Crown corporation
responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. In
operation since 1908, the RCM is recognized as one of the largest and most
versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high
quality coinage products and related services on an international scale.  For
more information on the RCM, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

    For more information, please contact:

    Christine Aquino
    Director, Communications
    Tel: (613) 993 9999
    Tel: (613) 991-5342

    Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click
appropriate link.

    Darren Hogg

For further information:

For further information: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications for 
Royal Canadian Mint, (613) 993-9999, (613) 991-5342, aquino@mint.ca; or
Stephen Wilson, +44-7775-571110, swilson@ebecs.com; or Darren Hogg, (678)
357-4838, dhogg@ebecs.com, both of eBECS; Web Site: http://www.ebecs.com

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