An integrative lean assessment model for distribution centres

Show simple item record Mahfouz, Amr Smith, Laura Arisha, Amr 2015-09-25T09:47:57Z 2015-09-25T09:47:57Z 2013-09-19
dc.identifier.citation Mahfouz A., Smith L. and Arisha A. (2013). An integrative lean assessment model for distribution centres. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2013), Cranfield University, UK, 19th – 20th September 2013, pp 425-430 en_UK
dc.identifier.isbn 9781907413230
dc.description.abstract It is hard to benefit fully from lean manufacturing without having an efficient distribution centre. Applying lean distribution concept helps to reduce distribution centres waste while maintains customer service level high. The purpose of this study is to develop a lean assessment model that enables distribution managers to measure and improve the leanness levels of their companies. A data driven analytical approach (i.e. factor analysis) is used to assess leanness quantitatively. A lean index score is calculated to benchmark the leanness level of four distribution companies based in Ireland and UK. Results recommend that special attention should be taken on simplifying distribution network structure, establishing long term suppliers’ collaboration, managing customer demand, improving storage space utilisation, and managing distribution operations more efficiently. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University Press en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseries Manufacturing Paradigms en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2 en_UK
dc.subject Lean Distribution en_UK
dc.subject Lean Assessment en_UK
dc.subject Factor Analysis en_UK
dc.title An integrative lean assessment model for distribution centres en_UK
dc.type Conference paper en_UK

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