TITLE

Synergistic Thinking A Pragmatic View of 'Lean' and 'Agile'

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Barry; Powell, Mark
PUB. DATE
December 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2000, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article analyzes one business logistics practitioner's article which is a strong example of the lean/agile manufacturing systems debate. For the seven differences cited by M. Whitehead between agile and lean, the authors of this article have categorized them into two groups. The first is synergy and the second is paradigm. The next section of the article of M. Whitehead expands the definition of lean from a narrow to comprehensive definition that the authors of this article have termed lean production and lean enterprise. Based on this expansive view of lean, the authors substantiate the synergies under the headings of standards, customer satisfaction and measurement and workflow, planning and stock reduction.
ACCESSION #
11782241

 

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