Study on Integrated Model of Lean and Agile Supply Chain Based on Multi-DPs
Lean Production and Agile Manufacturing are currently two popular methods of production. These two popular methods are based on different levels of supply chain optimization and there is an integrated space between these two popular methods. In this paper, we analyse the lean and agile production coupling point or Decoupling Point (DP) in two types of supply chain integration model based on some parts’ or components’ production process, under the constraints of time, cost and other factors in the supply chain operation and production process. Finally we carry on critical path analysis on the selection of the lean and agile production coupling point or Decoupling Point (DP), and then achieve the optimal integrated strategy.
KeywordsLean Production Agile manufacturing multi-DPs Lean-Agile supply chain
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