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  • IEOM Conference

    Supply Chain Innovation - A Modern Application of Lean and Agile

    Methodologies

    Oludapo Samson Oluyinka and Puteri Fadzline Tamyez

    Department of Industrial Management

    University Malaysia Pahang

    Gambang, Kuantan 26300, Malaysia

    ooludapo@yahoo.com

    Abstract To compete better companies have to overcome complexity and uncertainty along their supply chain.

    Even more, in the face of the ongoing global economic downturn in which most companies are facing

    shrinking sales volume that force them to lay off most of their employees, it is a known fact that the way

    to maintain continuity of operation lies in cutting cost, reduce inventory, and rendering the organization

    efficient and effective as possible. Now days many companies are now considering implementation of

    lean and agile methodologies. In as much as product durability, adaptability, and reliability are crucial for

    consideration then businesses must invest heavily on competitive driving forces such as Speed, Quality,

    Flexibility, Efficiency, Innovation, Responsiveness and Time to market. (Yusuf et al., 2012) have

    identified these factors as competitive foundations of agility. However, in order to meet challenges and

    stay competitive in business the researcher embarks on explorative research in developing a supply chain

    strategy that incorporates these factors. The result shows that companies with lean and agile

    methodologies perform better in adding value to the supply chain.

    Keyword: Lean, Agile, Agility, Sourcing, Innovation, AHP, Strategic Decision Making, Sustainability.

    Biography Oludapo Samson is a postgraduate research student of University Malaysia Pahang and a member of the Service

    Desk Institute, UK. Mr. Oludapo area of research is Supply Chain Management, Knowledge Management and

    Technology Management with 5 years working experience in the service sector. He has published series of articles

    in online repository and currently a reviewer and a seasoned writer.

    Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Operations Excellence and Service Engineering

    Orlando, Florida, USA, September 10-11, 2015

    247

    mailto:ooludapo@yahoo.com