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Peter A.  Rieck
25 August 2011 12:39:00 | Posted by: Peter A. Rieck, Marcmoor Ltd.
LEAN manufacturing and JIT under pressure.

What looks like a short term supply issue may yet turn into an important challenge to Just In Time and Lean manufacturing.  In the current uncertain business climate many are experiencing either shortages or unreliable supply of raw materials.   Last minute changes to delivery times and quantities are forcing companies to carry greater stock than they would like while facing disruption to production scheduling, testing management’s resolve over their approach to LEAN manufacturing.   Companies in the middle of the supply chain are coming under the greatest pressure.   They are being squeezed between customers refusing to carry high stocks and suppliers taking advantage of the strength of their position.

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