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Supporting small businesses in their transition to lean production

M.L. Emiliani (M.L. Emiliani is Professor at the Lally School of M&T, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Article publication date: 1 May 2000

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Abstract

Discusses the importance of achieving alignment between buyers and sellers, with specific emphasis on efforts by buyers to improve the performance of their suppliers. Describes common barriers and presents strategies and methods that were successful in educating and developing suppliers’ capabilities in lean production across multiple tiers. Presents supporting activities that can help facilitate implementation and ensure that lean production does not become another “flavour of the month”.

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Emiliani, M.L. (2000), "Supporting small businesses in their transition to lean production", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 66-71. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598540010319975

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