Lean and Six Sigma

Lean and Six Sigma – Key Similarities and Differences?

Lean and Six Sigma are probably the most researched, published and utilized Continuous Improvement methodologies in Operations Management and Supply Chain. Lot of guys in my team are eager to learn both Lean and Six Sigma tools but they don’t always know which method and tools are applied in which problem scenario. I thought I should try  to answer this problem scenario…. One way to look at how lean management and six sigma can complement each other is comparing the strengths and weaknesses of both, as shown in Table below, to understand their correlation. This Table identify the strengths and weakness […]

Role of Supplier Development Programme in Supply Chain Management

Supplier Development Programme and its link with SCM Supplier Development Programme is one the key initiative in many large organisation and perceived as key driver to enable supply chain competitiveness. To understand this, lets briefly look into definition  Supply Chain Management (SCM). Supply Chain Management was introduced in the early 1980s (Oliver and Webber, 1982) but it has only been growing in importance since the early 1990s. SCM is defined as the “integration of trading partners” key business processes from initial raw material extraction to the final or end customer, including all intermediate processing, transportation and storage activities and final […]