Roadmap for Building Lean Supplier Networks (Roadmap Tool)
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This tool represents a "how-to" implementation guide that lays out a structured process for evolving lean supply chain management capabilities in order to build lean supplier networks. The Roadmap Tool is linked to the Transition-to-Lean Roadmap (TTL) at the enterprise level and follows a process architecture similar to that used in the TTL. It defines major building blocks and specific implementation steps. It also identifies key interactions and major feedback loops. In addition, the tool provides implementation aids ("Roadmap Explorations"). For example, for each major building block, it defines inputs, outputs, barriers, enablers, potential metrics, and tools and methods. At the same time, it discusses a number of issues and questions that are commonly faced in such an implementation effort (e.g., why, what, who, how, where, when) and identifies potential tensions or conflicts that can be anticipated and proactively addressed. Finally, the Supplier Networks Transformation Toolkit Roadmap Tool can be used to accelerate on-going lean supply chain transformation efforts. It can also be used by companies just starting their journey to develop lean supplier networks.
roadmap tool, lean supply chain, lean supplier networks
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