Lean in Supply Chain Planning

| Point of View

Towards achieving and maintaining excellence in supply chain planning.

In today’s business environment, many organizations understand the value that lean management philosophies can bring to help them remain competitive. However, while most organizations have seen a clear potential for lean in manufacturing and logistics, only 16% have fully embedded lean principles in supply chain planning.

Our view is that lean principles not only make the planning process more efficient and effective, but are an essential ingredient in achieving a truly lean supply chain – one where customer demand is anticipated and met “on time and in full” with lower overall resource requirements.