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Supply Chain Innovation - A Modern Application of Lean and Agile
Oludapo Samson Oluyinka and Puteri Fadzline Tamyez
Department of Industrial Management
University Malaysia Pahang
Gambang, Kuantan 26300, Malaysia
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