Reinventing Lean : Introducing Lean Management into the Supply Chain (Hardcover)

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Most books on Supply Chain Management simply focus on how to move materials and key resources throughout an industrial enterprise. Reinventing Lean shows how SCM can be made ???Lean, ??? leading to much more reliable, cost-effective and competitive Supply Chain Management??? (SCM). In this book, the reader will find a collection of management tools that will help to implement Lean principles, and to understand the components of an integrated Supply Chain Management system. Moreover, the book will show that to make Lean SCM effective, both the functional management tools as well as an enterprise-wide cultural readiness are needed in order to lay the groundwork for a World Class Lean Supply Chain.
Reinventing Lean will carefully lead engineers and manufacturing managers on how to adopt a cutting-edge Lean Supply Chain strategy. The book will lay out various proven approaches to incorporating Lean and SCM practices, by focusing on the ways in which SCM relates to materials, money, and information movement within the manufacturing environment. And because Reinventing Lean recognizes that a successful Lean SCM system cannot be achieved unless an organization supports team integration and the willingness to adapt to change, it provides not only the technical tools but also methods for changing company cultural factors that can make it all come together for a successful operation.
* Industrial engineers and plant managers, with strong backgrounds in SCM, will learn how lean management principles can be utilized to make their organizations leaner, more efficient, and more competitive
* Readers will find out how to lay out various approaches to incorporating Lean and SCMpractices
* Readers can learn how to customize a cutting-edge Lean Supply Chain strategy which will give a distinct advantage over the competition

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Publisher Academic Press
Mfg Part# 9780123705174
SKU 202531428
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0123705177
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Reinventing Lean will demonstrate that Lean can be integrated into  Supply Chain Management (SCM), and will reveal the ways in which the SCM environment can benefit from lean management tools, by using efficient operations to keep inventory and costs low, but still maintaining the highest productivity. To make Lean effective, both the functional tools and cultural readiness are necessary. Therefore this book provides the tools to make these two factors come together in order to obtain true success.This book focuses on considering the ways in which SCM relates to materials, money and information movement within the environment. The majority of books on SCM only highlight on moving materials and key resources throughout an industrial environment, this book recognizes that the optimization of an SCM system cannot be achieved unless all three factors are taken into account. In essence, the book will teach how to make the supply chain leaner.* will reveal the ways in which the SCM environment can benefit from lean management tools* Industrial engineers and plant managers, with strong backgrounds in SCM, will learn how lean management principles can be utilized to make their organizations leaner, more efficient and more competitive* will lead the reader to adopt a cutting-edge Lean Supply Chain strategy which will give the engineer an advantage over the competition * will lay out various approaches to incorporating Lean and SCM practices
Editors Note 1 Reinventing Lean will demonstrate that Lean can be integrated into ?Supply Chain Management? (SCM), and will reveal the ways in which the SCM environment can benefit from lean management tools, by using efficient operations to keep inventory and costs low, but still maintaining the highest productivity. To make Lean effective, both the functional tools and cultural readiness are necessary. Therefore this book provides the tools to make these two factors come together in order to obtain true success.This book focuses on considering the ways in which SCM relates to materials, money and information movement within the environment. The majority of books on SCM only highlight on moving materials and key resources throughout an industrial environment, this book recognizes that the optimization of an SCM system cannot be achieved unless all three factors are taken into account. In essence, the book will teach how to make the supply chain leaner.* will reveal the ways in which the SCM environment can benefit from lean management tools* Industrial engineers and plant managers, with strong backgrounds in SCM, will learn how lean management principles can be utilized to make their organizations leaner, more efficient and more competitive* will lead the reader to adopt a cutting-edge Lean Supply Chain strategy which will give the engineer an advantage over the competition * will lay out various approaches to incorporating Lean and SCM practices
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