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Lean Supply Chain

Lean Supply Chain

In order to reduce waste and increase efficiency, a lean supply chain is a strategic method of controlling the flow of goods, data, and resources from suppliers to consumers. It applies lean manufacturing concepts, which have their roots in the Production System, to every step of the supply chain.
A lean supply chain's guiding concepts are as follows:

  • Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventory
  • Pull-Based Systems
  • Continuous Improvement (Kaizen)
  • Supplier Cooperation

Having a lean supply chain has several advantages-

  • Shorter lead and cycle times
  • Reduced running expenses
  • Enhanced satisfaction and quality
  • Enhanced adaptability and response to evolving market needs
  • Higher levels of market competition