Lean supply ‐ the system of purchasing and supply chain management required to underpin lean production ‐ has been characterized as “beyond partnership”. Re‐examines this idea, comparing the techniques which constitute lean supply with those contained in supply chain management, partnership sourcing, and strategic purchasing. The observations and conclusions are based on research principally in the automotive and electronics industries in the UK, Italy, Scandinavia, the USA and Japan.
Lamming, R. (1996), "Squaring lean supply with supply chain management", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 183-196. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443579610109910
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