Saturday, 10 May 2014

The Difference between Agile and Lean Supply

Attributes
Agile Supply
Lean Supply
Customer drivers
Availability
Cost
Dominant cost
Marketability cost
Physical cost
Forecasting mechanism
consultative
Algorithmic
Information enrichment
Obligatory
Highly desirable
Market place demand
Volatile
Predictable
Product life cycle
Short
Long
Product variety
High
Low
Profit margin
High
Low
Purchasing policy
Assign capacity
Buy materials
Stock out penalties
Immediate and volatile
Long term contractual
Typical products
Fashion goods
Commodities

Source: Mason-Jones et al. (1991)

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