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<ul><li><p> IEOM Conference </p><p>Supply Chain Innovation - A Modern Application of Lean and Agile </p><p>Methodologies </p><p>Oludapo Samson Oluyinka and Puteri Fadzline Tamyez </p><p>Department of Industrial Management </p><p>University Malaysia Pahang </p><p>Gambang, Kuantan 26300, Malaysia </p><p>ooludapo@yahoo.com </p><p>Abstract To compete better companies have to overcome complexity and uncertainty along their supply chain. </p><p>Even more, in the face of the ongoing global economic downturn in which most companies are facing </p><p>shrinking sales volume that force them to lay off most of their employees, it is a known fact that the way </p><p>to maintain continuity of operation lies in cutting cost, reduce inventory, and rendering the organization </p><p>efficient and effective as possible. Now days many companies are now considering implementation of </p><p>lean and agile methodologies. In as much as product durability, adaptability, and reliability are crucial for </p><p>consideration then businesses must invest heavily on competitive driving forces such as Speed, Quality, </p><p>Flexibility, Efficiency, Innovation, Responsiveness and Time to market. (Yusuf et al., 2012) have </p><p>identified these factors as competitive foundations of agility. However, in order to meet challenges and </p><p>stay competitive in business the researcher embarks on explorative research in developing a supply chain </p><p>strategy that incorporates these factors. The result shows that companies with lean and agile </p><p>methodologies perform better in adding value to the supply chain. </p><p>Keyword: Lean, Agile, Agility, Sourcing, Innovation, AHP, Strategic Decision Making, Sustainability. </p><p>Biography Oludapo Samson is a postgraduate research student of University Malaysia Pahang and a member of the Service </p><p>Desk Institute, UK. Mr. Oludapo area of research is Supply Chain Management, Knowledge Management and </p><p>Technology Management with 5 years working experience in the service sector. He has published series of articles </p><p>in online repository and currently a reviewer and a seasoned writer. </p><p>Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Operations Excellence and Service Engineering </p><p>Orlando, Florida, USA, September 10-11, 2015 </p><p>247</p><p>mailto:ooludapo@yahoo.com</p></li></ul>

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