Lean manufacturing and lean supply chain thinking have been incredibly powerful forces, and radically transformed hundreds of companies and the thinking of a broad swath of the manufacturing and supply chain industries. Yet, at the same time, there has been some doubt and disappointment. Many have questioned whether lean has been taken too far in many cases and left companies vulnerable to supply chain disruptions and customer service issues.

 

Read this excellent column from Supply Chain Digest by clicking on the link below:

 

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