The limits of lean

Jorgensen, Barbara
August 2012
EDN;Aug2012, Vol. 57 Issue 14, p64
Trade Publication
The article discusses the limitations of the lean practice in the business environment which reduced the physical inventory levels in the electronics supply chain. The 2011 disasters which struck Japan and Thailand is presented to have affected the supplies of key electronics products. Trends such as the supplementation of centralized hubs, the rise of proximity warehouses, and opportunistic purchases by distributors are suggested to indicate a move toward a resilient and agile supply chain.


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