Lean Kaizen in Supply Chain
“For Lean to be truly effective, it must focus not only on the manufacturing process, but on the entire supply chain.”
Implementing Lean Kaizen in supply chain is very critical as it encompasses all activities related to procurement, logistics, supplier management and even customers that helps in creating a smooth flow of products down stream in the organisation.
Key task of Lean Kaizen implementation in supply chain is not only to reduce costs but also improving processes and productivity to increase service levels to the customer by eliminating non value adding activities and key wastes in systems and processes:
Reducing process lead time – excessive wait time
Eliminating unnecessary movement of products
Minimising excess inventory–raw material, work-in-process or finished goods
Reducing wastages in packaging
Reducing damages and spillages
Improving On-time delivery
Eliminating wasteful energy in supply chain including electricity, gas, utilties etc
Leveraging continual improvement through effective Lean Kaizen tools can help drive breakthrough improvements in supply chain making it cost effective and efficient to meet the needs of the business.
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