Companies adopt lean practices to eliminate waste in production, inventory and other processes and improve operating costs. By using lean principles, a company is boiling down business processes so that they contain only those steps that add value for the customer, while also allowing its workers to feel like they have a stake in the product they're working on.
In this podcast, Ron Wince, an expert in performance improvement techniques for manufacturing, service and government organizations, discusses ways that companies can incorporate lean principles into their supply chain management (SCM) practices.
Wince is co-founder, president and CEO of Guidon Performance Solutions, a leader in applying Lean Thinking and Six Sigma within manufacturing and service organizations. He has pioneered the application of LeanSigma in many organizations.
Where can IT help when incorporating lean principles into SCM?