Energising agility through tools and techniques

Peter McCullen, D. Towill

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Abstract

The extant meanings of “lean” and “agile” are explored through secondary research. The four material flow principles and uncertainty circle diagram are employed to analyse essential features of agile supply chains along with a brief discussion of industrial practice. Mastery of “lean” practices seems to be a precursor to “agility”, but further research into the electronics industry is recommended as a means to expand the agile practice toolkit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating the global supply chain
Place of PublicationNottingham, UK
PublisherCentre for Concurrent Enterprise, Nottingham University Business School, UK
Pages85-92
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780853582199
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2008
EventIntegrating the global supply chain - Bangsaen, Thailand
Duration: 6 Jul 2008 → …

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NameIntegrating the global supply chain

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ConferenceIntegrating the global supply chain
Period6/07/08 → …

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    McCullen, P., & Towill, D. (2008). Energising agility through tools and techniques. In Integrating the global supply chain (pp. 85-92). (Integrating the global supply chain). Centre for Concurrent Enterprise, Nottingham University Business School, UK. http://www.isl21.net/