TITLE

Lean in the supply chain: friend or foe?

AUTHOR(S)
Keen, Mike; Evans, Carl
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Management Services;Autumn2010, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article ponders the effect of the lean management approach in the supply chain. Among the issues that compel organisations to seize the lean approach are the need to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs. It explains the role of the suppliers and logistics service providers in achieving a more permanent and satisfactory solution to supply chain management issues. The necessity for suppliers to have insights into customer operations due to the visibility requirement of lean procurement is stressed. Organisations are advised to combine customer focus, rapid response supply chains and electronic data flow to ensure a more assured competitive mandate.
ACCESSION #
53955638

 

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