Lean Supply Chain Management: A Handbook for Stategic Procurement

  • 2h 43m
  • Jeffrey P. Wincel
  • CRC Press
  • 2004

Unlike other strategic procurement guides, Lean Supply Chain Management considers an organization's "business condition" as a contributing factor in the development of a strategic procurement strategy. That is, rather than taking a "one-size fits all" approach, the author's more individualized approach illustrates techniques specific to organizations operating in a "standard" environment or "crisis" environment. In addition, Lean Supply Chain Management is the only book that incorporates lean methodology as the key factor in its supply chain strategies.

Highlights include:

  • Methods for developing and tracking strategic procurement initiatives.
  • Planning in the "standard" and "crisis" environments.
  • Coordinating supply chain management and lean manufacturing.
  • Performance measurement tools.

Lean Supply Chain Management provides purchasers and supplier development professionals with the tools needed to transform procurement from a mere cost center to a profit generator.

In this Book

  • The Purchasing/SCM Executive as CEO
  • The Disciplines of Planning
  • Force Versus Skill
  • Defining the Crisis Environment
  • Crisis Plan Background and Phase 1—Acquisition Team Formation
  • Phase II—Price Benchmarking
  • Phase III—Short-Term Process Improvement
  • Phase IV—Value Analysis/Value Engineering
  • Phase V—Lean Manufacturing
  • Defining the Standard Environment
  • Supply Base Management
  • Supplier Quality and Development
  • Cost Management and Control
  • Materials Management
  • The Supply Chain Organization
  • Developing & Implementing Lean Fundamentals
  • Manufacturing Implementation
  • Ongoing Improvements