Safaa Sindi


This service uses JIT as a measurement for lead time/lean and cost with regards to distribution, delivery and product manufacturing to analyse where the company lies within its market. The supply chain strategies shows how the lean and agile paradigms may be selected according to marketplace requirements. Agile supply chains are required to be market sensitive, availability of cost and hence nimble. Lean supply chains aim at reducing waste, being cost effective and speed of delivery with a tactical or strategic distribution system. The proper location of decoupling points for material flow and information flow enable a hybrid supply chain to be engineered. This encourages lean (efficient) supply upstream and agile (effective) supply downstream, thus bringing together the best of both paradigms. The "leagile" operation combines both advantages of Lean and Agile strategies, such as availability of goods, responsiveness, waste elimination and cost reduction.