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Supplier replenishment policy using e-Kanban: A framework for successful implementation

MacKerron, Grant, Kumar, Maneesh, Kumar, Vikas and Esain, Ann Elizabeth 2014. Supplier replenishment policy using e-Kanban: A framework for successful implementation. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations 25 (2) , pp. 161-175. 10.1080/09537287.2013.782950

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Abstract

This paper provides generic implementation guidelines for an electronic supplier Kanban in the form of an eight-step implementation Framework. This has been tested, proven and realised, providing a clear process to follow. The steps provide a clear process from mapping and analysing the current situation, an analysis of potential suppliers with corresponding criteria, and an analysis of purchased items and bottlenecks in their use within the organisation. This includes a review of the types of Kanban, Kanban loop, supplier preparation for using the system and then the integration of processes to ensure success in its use. Operational issues are comprehensively covered, together with strategic aims and underlying problems that may impact upon success. The above approach can be used to both introduce new suppliers to the system and give assistance to other companies wishing to implement an e-supplier Kanban.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-Kanban, supplier, framework, case study, implementation
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0953-7287
Date of Acceptance: 25 March 2013
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 16:20
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/48553

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