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Lean and Technology: Working Hand in Hand to Enable and Energize Your Global Supply Chain by Paul A. Myerson

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1. Lean Supply Chain and Technology: A Perfect Combination

Traditionally, Lean has been thought of as a “pen and pencil” technique for identifying and eliminating waste in business processes. As a consequence, while there are many books written on the topic of applying Lean tools and techniques in manufacturing, administration, and, to a lesser degree, supply chain, most if not all barely discuss the role and impact of technology in process improvement.

This book makes the case that technology is in fact a key enabler of a Lean supply chain and links Lean thinking with available and affordable systems and technologies to get the most out of improved processes.

Specifically, it details various supply chain, logistics, and operations management ...

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