Lean and Agile

n agile supply chain is capable of responding to customers changing demands efficiently. Whether this be related to new product innovations or unpredictable order volumes. The focus of an agile supply chain is short order lead times and quick customer response times.

The principles of lean supply are based on those of lean production, with the focus being on the customer and efficiency of the operation. Lean supply is part of continuous improvement and aims to streamline processes within the supply chain to eliminate waste and non-value added activities. Waste can be defined as time, costs or inventory. Lean procurement can be described as a supplier having one point of contact across a buying organisation, one contract and offers one price for all locations.

Supply chain design and strategy

CPD 2This module considers the importance of compliance with codes and standards to achieve sustainability in the supply chain.

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