Lean enterprises can only achieve their full potential if the participants in their supply chain share similar behaviours and processes. This means that upstream and downstream suppliers need to adopt similar practices so that supply is ‘pulled’ through the chain and each participant is focused on waste elimination and value creation. Automotive supply chains have been criticised for inventory levels being low at the car assembly stage, while upstream and downstream supply chain participants have as much inventory as other industries. See also Agility.« Back to Glossary Index
Discover the world’s largest Glossary of Procurement terms
With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.