Introduction to Lean & Agile Supply Chain Strategies
Lean supply chain
strategies seek to minimise waste throughout the value chain and are associated
with predictable demand scenarios. Agile supply chain strategies place the
emphasis upon responding quickly to market demand fluctuations.
strategic application of 'scale' verses 'scope' for production, capacity planning
and the availability of products and services is essential to add value
throughout the whole supply chain.
the end of this topic you should be able to:
- Evaluate and
critically assess Lean and Agile SC Strategies and methods
between Lean, Agile, and 'Leagile' SC strategies
- Apply Lean and
Agile strategies to solve practical SC problems
Harrison, A. & van Hoek, R. (2011) Logistics Management and Strategy, 5th
Edition, Harlow: FT Prentice Hall, Chapter 7 (p.253)
Class Exercise Preparation:
D.R. & Christopher, M. (2007) Don't lean too far - Evidence from the first
decade, International Journal of Agile
Systems & Management, 2(4): 406-424.
The following presentations provide a visual
introduction to accompany the workshop to enable you to gain an introductory
understanding of lean and agile supply chain strategies.
Manufacturing Visual Management and 5S from Lean deployment.com
Garage - An Introduction to 5S and Lean Principles
Manufacturing Case Study at Dupont (Ch 1)
Zara Stocks its Shelves, UCLA
Chain Response Management http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWgun_0nNaM&feature=related
in Supply Chains
Use the following for further reading or as an
information resource. Supplementary material is not compulsory reading. It is
meant to be a useful resource to help extend your understanding of the workshop
topic and provide a starting point for further reading for your assignments.
A. & Ganon, C. (2015) Going from fragile to agile, McKinsey & Company, December. Podcast. http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/going_from_fragile_to_agile
R.; Kubik, K. & Nagali, V. (2015) How agile is your supply chain? McKinsey Quarterly, December**
Jones, D.T. &
Simons, D. (2000) Towards perfect customer fulfilment. Logistics and Transport Focus, 2(8): 44
C. (2005) Chapter 1: Logistics, the supply chain and competitive strategy, Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
Creating Value Added Networks, 3rd Ed., Harlow, England: FT
Prentice Hall, pp.1-41.
Copy available from University of Greenwich
C.; Lowson, R. & Peck, H. (2004) Creating agile supply chains in the
fashion industry, International Journal
of Retailing and Distribution Management, 32(8): 367-376
Naylor, J.B., Naim,
M.M., & Berry, D. (1999). Leagility: integrating the lean and agile
manufacturing paradigms in the total supply chain. International Journal of
Production Economics, 62(1), 107-118. Available from link in www.google.co.uk [Scholar]
Towill, T.R. &
Martin, C. (2007) Don't lean too far - Evidence from the first decade, Journal of Agile Systems & Management,
** Note: for
access to the McKinsey & Company articles
1.go to http://www.mckinsey.com/
register. Its free and you can download these and other articles.
Discussion Forum Workshop 10:
Use the Discussion Forum to share your learning and ideas from
Workshop 10:Introduction to Lean and Agile Supply Chain Strategies Make sure you discuss the areas where you have come across new ideas or applications. The Discussion Forum will be accessible after the class is
completed. Remember this is a Pass / Fail component in you grade. You must
participate in a minimum of 8 out of the 11 Forums to pass the course. Please
limit your participation to 160-200 words.