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Mapping a Lean Strategy

2/1/2007

A thorough article in Supply Chain Quarterly magazine explains how lean principles apply to supply-chain management, then takes you step-by-step through drawing current-state and future-state maps for managing the transformation to lean. It was written by LEI faculty member Robert Martichenko. (Reprinted from CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly by permission of Supply Chain Media LLC, August 2007. CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly    is published four times yearly for the members of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (www.cscmp.org); non-members may purchase a subscription. For more information or to subscribe, visit  www.SupplyChainQuarterly.com .)

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