Revisiting the lean agile paradigm: an empirical study in the aerospace industry

Ian Brierley, Kim Hua Tan, Ming K. Lim

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Abstract

Much has been written about the potential impact of Lean Agile paradigm on firm's supply chain performance. However, most of the existing studies mainly pointed out Lean is for cost reduction, whereas Agility is for attaining flexibility. There are little empirical studies in literature that examined how Lean Agile paradigm impacts on supply chain performance. This paper aims to address this gap by studying the influence of Lean and Agility paradigms on a single commodity supply chain delivery performance in the aerospace industry. Data was collected from four separate 'Rigid pipes' supply chains to study how manufacturing alignment impacts on the delivery performance. Implications of the study to practitioners and academia are discussed and future research outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Production Research 2011 (ICPR 21)
Subtitle of host publicationinnovation in product and production
EditorsDieter Spath, Rolf Ilg, Tobias Krause
PublisherFraunhofer
Pages535-540
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-3-8396-0293-5
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2011
Event21st International Conference on Production Research - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 31 Jul 20114 Aug 2011

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Production Research
Abbreviated titleICPR 2011
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period31/07/114/08/11
OtherInnovation in Product and Production

Keywords

  • aerospace
  • agile
  • lean
  • supply chain delivery performance

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    Aggarwal, R., Lim, M. K. & Tan, K., 11 Aug 2011, 21st International Conference on Production Research 2011 (ICPR 21) : innovation in product and production. Spath, D., Ilg, R. & Krause, T. (eds.). Stuttgart (DE): Fraunhofer, Vol. 1. p. 685-690 6 p.

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