MGT322 Identify and apply Logistics and Supply Chain Management concepts/tools to suggest logistics performance

MGT322 Identify and apply Logistics and Supply Chain Management concepts/tools to suggest logistics performance

Critical Thinking

The purpose of this assignment is to identify and apply Logistics and Supply Chain Management concepts/tools to suggest logistics performance priorities.

Search Title: THE BENEFITS OF LEAN MANUFACTURING what lean thinking offers the process Industries

Authors Name: Melton,T

Source: In 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Research and Design June 2005 83(6):662-673

Read out the research paper carefully and based on your understanding you should answer the following questions.

Questions:

  1. Why Manufacturing Companies focuses on Lean Thinking?
  2. What do understand by the term overproduction? Why it consider as the biggest waste of all?
  3. Assess the reasons for using lean thinking. What are the benefits from Suppliers to end users?
  4. References

The Answer must follow the outline points below:

Note: You can Support your answer by reading chapter 7 of your book.

You can use secondary source available on internet

The book referenced in the note section if you want to use it is: Logistics Management & Strategy Competing Trough the Supply Chain Fourth Edition by Alan Harrison & Remko van Hoek.

Requirements: 400 word counts per question

 

Answer preview

In operations management, lean thinking demands executives and employees to see enterprises as a collection of related processes that work together rather than a collection of divisions that each support a single function. Lean thinking is essential because it is utilized by businesses to improve the design, tracking, and optimization of business processes. Lean thinking denotes that departments cannot work alone; hence all the company departments must work together to operate. It gets input from other departments and produces outputs that other departments must consume to perform their tasks. Each department or individual contributes to one or more business processes. As a result, process thinking focuses on overseeing the entire

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