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Title: Leanness and agility as means for improving supply chains. A case study on Egypt
Authors: El-Tawy, Nesrine
Gallear, D
Keywords: Leanness;Agility,;Supply chain;Competitive advantage
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS2011), Athens, Greece, 2011
Abstract: Supply chain management has received greater attention from the academics and the practitioners, however the literature review lacks a comprehensive view for supply chain management practices and how its members should act to contribute to its overall success (Li el at., 2005). In this era, where the business organisations are working in several challenging threats and opportunities, greater attention is given to supply chain management. Nowadays, companies are always searching for means to improve their supply chains. The main aim of this research is to show "how leanness and agility approaches can be used within the same enterprise as complementary means for improving its supply chain". To achieve this research objective, the research has provided an assessment and summarised the literature on the supply chain management, lean thinking and agility thinking including their importance; their definitions; their practices and the relationship between lean and agility. The resulted proposed framework deduced from the literature has been applied in the Egyptian Manufacturing Business to show the relationship between the agility principles, lean principles, entity performance and the successful supply chain.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-85-7
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