publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

Lean thinking in the supply chain operations and its integration with customer order decoupling point and bottlenecks

Saeed, Muhammad;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan
  • Country: Sweden
The thesis study reveals that the position of bottleneck is a significant importance in supplychain process. The modern supply chain is characterized as having diverse products due tomass customization, dynamic production technology and ever changing customer demand.Usually customized supply chain process consists of an assemble to order (ATO) or make-to-order (MTO) type of operation. By controlling the supply constraints at upstream, a smoothmaterial flow achieved at downstream. Effective management on operational constraint willresults in speed up customer delivery. A throughout evaluation of demand constraints isnecessary to gain the competitive benefits over...
free text keywords: Customer order decoupling point, Bottleneck, Lean, agile, leagile, mass customized supply chain
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