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Leagility: Integrating the lean and agile manufacturing paradigms in the total supply chain

Naylor, J. Ben, Naim, Mohamed Mohamed and Berry, Danny 1999. Leagility: Integrating the lean and agile manufacturing paradigms in the total supply chain. International Journal of Production Economics 62 (1-2) , pp. 107-118. 10.1016/S0925-5273(98)00223-0

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Abstract

As the lean thinking and agile manufacturing paradigms have been developed there has been a tendency to view them in a progression and in isolation. This article shows that this is too simplistic a view. The use of either paradigm has to be combined with a total supply chain strategy particularly considering market knowledge and positioning of the decoupling point as agile manufacturing is best suited to satisfying a fluctuating demand and lean manufacturing requires a level schedule. This view is supported by consideration of a PC supply chain case study.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Engineering
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agile manufacturing; Lean thinking; Supply chain management; Customer satisfaction; Time compression
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0925-5273
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:31
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/40488

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