a lean, mean supply chain machine

from dcvelocity.com

When the subject of “lean” principles comes up, more often than not, Japanese auto makers—particularly, Toyota—come to mind. But it’s not entirely accurate to characterize lean as a modern Japanese innovation: The foundation elements of lean actually date back to business principles implemented by Henry Ford in the first part of the last century, principles he outlined in his classic 1926 book on management, Today and Tomorrow.


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