The strategic integration of agile and lean supply

Stratton, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-5437-4233 and Warburton, R.D.H., 2003. The strategic integration of agile and lean supply. International Journal of Production Economics, 85 (2), pp. 183-198. ISSN 0925-5273

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Lean supply is closely associated with enabling flow and the elimination of wasteful variation within the supply chain. However, lean operations depend on level scheduling and the growing need to accommodate variety and demand uncertainty has resulted in the emergence of the concept of agility. This paper explores the role of inventory and capacity in accommodating such variation and identifies how TRIZ separation principles and TOC tools may be combined in the integrated development of responsive and efficient supply chains. A detailed apparel industry case study is used to illustrate the application of these concepts and tools.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Production Economics
Creators: Stratton, R. and Warburton, R.D.H.
Publisher: Elsevier (not including Cell Press)
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Date: 2003
Volume: 85
Number: 2
ISSN: 0925-5273
Rights: © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:27

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