What's Wrong With Our Supply Chains?
The proper use of lean can help organizations strike the right balance in building effective supplier networks
- Quality Progress
- May 2022
- Volume 55 Issue 5
- pp. 16-23
- Vyas, Nick
- University of Southern California Marshall’s Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
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Although the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated supply chain inadequacies and inefficiencies, the problematic situation has loomed for years. Lean philosophy and principles have been criticized as a contributing factor in today’s supply chain management failings, but there are stronger contributing factors—including how lean was adopted in supply chains in the United States and around the world. The decoupling of supply chain networks will help make supply chains competitive and resilient.