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Lean production in an international supply chain

Lean production in an international supply chain Looks at globalization and lean production and their possible interaction. Depicts production as ‘a tightly coupled, flexible system’ centred on JIT (just‐in‐time) delivery and low inventories, which requires continuous improvement as a component quality necessary in the process. Describes global supply chain strategy's conflicting goals as: JIT delivery; low inventory; lead times; flexible manufacturing; and close relationships with suppliers. Concludes that managers can evaluate the trade‐off between locating those activities close to corporate design and production functions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antidote Emerald Publishing

Lean production in an international supply chain

The Antidote , Volume 2 (5): 2 – Sep 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-8483
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000006431
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Abstract

Looks at globalization and lean production and their possible interaction. Depicts production as ‘a tightly coupled, flexible system’ centred on JIT (just‐in‐time) delivery and low inventories, which requires continuous improvement as a component quality necessary in the process. Describes global supply chain strategy's conflicting goals as: JIT delivery; low inventory; lead times; flexible manufacturing; and close relationships with suppliers. Concludes that managers can evaluate the trade‐off between locating those activities close to corporate design and production functions.

Journal

The AntidoteEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1997

Keywords: Lean production; International marketing; Suppliers

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