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Interest in supply chain management has steadily increased since the 1980s when firms saw the benefits of collaborative relationships within and beyond their own organization. Firms are finding that they can no longer compete effectively in isolation of their suppliers or other entities in the supply chain. A number of definitions of supply chain management(More)
As organizations look to improve overall systems to reduce costs and improve throughput, lean principles are being more widely implemented. These lean initiatives began in manufacturing, but have spread through other parts of the economy, including health care. This paper reports on a value stream mapping project in a small medical clinic that resulted in(More)
Introduction Just-in-time (JIT), as an operational philosophy, has been of great interest to manufacturers and researchers alike over the past decade. Toyota Motor Company is credited with developing and operating the approach. During the early 1970s, the application of this philosophy strengthened their competitiveness in the automobile industry. Other(More)
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