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The meaning of lean: Cross case perceptions of packaging businesses in the UK's fast moving consumer goods sector

Found, Pauline and Rich, Nicholas Leo 2007. The meaning of lean: Cross case perceptions of packaging businesses in the UK's fast moving consumer goods sector. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 10 (3) , pp. 157-171. 10.1080/13675560701463812

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Abstract

This study focuses on the supply of high-quality printed packaging to the fast-moving, consumer-goods industry (FMCG) of two UK companies that manufacture consumer-packaged goods for retail customers. The research tests existing models of lean supply and applies them to FMCG. The findings of the research confirm that lean supply chain management consists of two elements that are each characterized by distinguishing concepts and features. The conclusions and implications of this study are that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is inappropriate to supply chain design. A contingency approach, that considers all the variables associated with the product and the organizational characteristics is necessary to design an effective and sustainable lean supply chain.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lean supply; JIT purchasing; Packaging; High performance relationships; FMCG
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1367-5567
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 17:17
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42379

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