Executive Briefings

Extending Lean Concepts Throughout a Supply Chain Network Is Key to Sustained Improvement

Most businesses today are applying lean techniques and seeing measurable results within the departments where those tools are used. Unfortunately, many of these companies enjoy only temporary improvements or uncover additional problems not affected by the implementation of lean concepts. In order to achieve sustained improvement, companies need to expand the application of such principles beyond their local organizations and into every link on the supply chain, creating a highly responsive and profitable extended enterprise.

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Most businesses today are applying lean techniques and seeing measurable results within the departments where those tools are used. Unfortunately, many of these companies enjoy only temporary improvements or uncover additional problems not affected by the implementation of lean concepts. In order to achieve sustained improvement, companies need to expand the application of such principles beyond their local organizations and into every link on the supply chain, creating a highly responsive and profitable extended enterprise.

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