Lean and agile – Can I have both please?


Lean and agile – Can I have both please?

Too often excuses like “we cannot be more flexible, we are too lean” are still used when production are requested to accommodate a wider range of customer services. In this session we will examine the key features of both lean and agile supply chains to demonstrate that not only can an organisation be simultaneously lean and agile but that you should be.

Reviewing some of the classical cases on lean production we will discuss how the planning processes required for an agile business fit comfortably with the framework a lean organisation can provide, what tends to be missing in the planning system design.

Delegates will learn:

  • The key tools needed to develop a lean operation
  • The core requirements of supply agility
  • How to fit them together

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