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Re-examining Performance Metrics

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We have traditionally striven for competitive and profitable stability and aimed for acceptable standards of performance.  Many of our techniques for planning, measuring and controlling performance such as budgetary control, standard costing, ratio analysis, throughput rate, project appraisal and reject/yield rates are aimed at defining acceptable standards against which to measure deviations.  These in turn influence actions, attitudes, priorities and …

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Lean Supplier Development

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Supplier Development is about empowering front line employees It is front line employees who make a company successful.  Nike has recently emphasized this in their supplier development initiatives.  According to executives at Nike “the culture of empowerment that is core to making lean really work…requires…management [to] understand that the worker is the closest to the process and to the act of manufacturing and therefore …

Standardisation as the Cornerstone of Supplier Development

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Standardisation as a pillar of economic growth Even though the roots of Supplier Development lie in Lean Improvement the role of standardisation has been significantly overlooked in most Supplier Development practises. In the cases where it has been emphasised it has mostly been done as a record keeping function without embedding it in the operations of the company being developed. To many …