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Written by business leaders for business leaders, “Fix Your Supply Chain: How to Create a Sustainable Lean Improvement Roadmap” explores successful supply chain improvement requirements and improvement methodologies, along with their strengths and limitations. It covers the use of these techniques in a story about Twin City Manufacturing, a fictitious company based on the authors’ actual experiences. The principles put forth in this volume show how to enable and sustain long-term change.
Whether a person is intimately familiar with the supply chain discipline or has limited experience, the authors provide a valuable roadmap that can be applied to supply chain improvement. Drawing from their combined 70 years of experience with supply chain-related functions, they explore seven factors that can help a company become one of the few that truly achieve and maintain operational excellence.
1. Top company leadership
2. Improvement methodology
3. Continuous improvement strategy
4. The cause and the vision
5. The Sustainable Improvement Roadmap
6. Enablement of sustainability
7. Constancy of purpose
Operational excellence is required to make any winning business strategy sustainable, but it is only achieved and sustained through continuous improvement, and these improvements must be real. This book provides the knowledge and methods necessary to identify needed change and the tools to implement them, and perhaps most importantly, provides the confidence needed to become an effective change agent.
About the authors
Paul C. Husby completed a 38-year career with 3M including executive management positions as the managing director of 3M
Dan Swartwood is director of process and supply chain design for Satellite Logistics Group of