Lean Supply Strategies: Applying 5S Tools to Supply Chain Management
Kimball E. Bullington, Ph.D., P.E., CSSBB
Kimball E. Bullington, Ph.D., P.E., CSSBB, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Middle Tennessee State University, 615/904-8420; email@example.com
90th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2005 - San Antonio, TX
Supply strategies in a lean environment should support the operations strategy. It is appropriate then to use lean concepts and lean terminology in the creation of supply strategy for lean operations. This paper examines supply strategy development in a lean production environment by utilizing 5S, a key lean concept. The concepts of lean supply and 5S will be introduced followed by a discussion of how the 5S methodology may be used to develop and implement a supply strategy.