To Be Lean or Agile in Supermarket Retail Industry: A Case Study on Sainsburys
Xu, Xin (2006) To Be Lean or Agile in Supermarket Retail Industry: A Case Study on Sainsburys. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
Today, business environment is turbulent and volatile, how effective the company can build up the partnership with their business partners is the key to be able to compete in the national and global market. The merits of lean and agile supply chain strategies have been much debated among practitioners and academics. While these strategies are often viewed as opposites, this research supports the view that they must not necessarily compete and can, in fact, be employed simultaneously through a so called "leagile" approach. Lean, agile, and leagile strategies are illustrated by modeling their respective applications at supermarket retail industry.
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