Supplier replenishment policy using E-Kanban: a framework for successful implementation.

MacKerron, Grant, Kumar, Maneesh and Kumar, Vikas (2014) Supplier replenishment policy using E-Kanban: a framework for successful implementation. Production, Planning and Control, 25 (2). pp. 161-175. ISSN 0953-7287

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This paper provides generic implementation guidelines for an electronic supplier Kanban in the form of an eight-step implementation Framework. This has been tested, proven and realised, providing a clear process to follow. The steps provide a clear process from mapping and analysing the current situation, an analysis of potential suppliers with corresponding criteria, and an analysis of purchased items and bottlenecks in their use within the organisation. This includes a review of the types of Kanban, Kanban loop, supplier preparation for using the system and then the integration of processes to ensure success in its use. Operational issues are comprehensively covered, together with strategic aims and underlying problems that may impact upon success. The above approach can be used to both introduce new suppliers to the system and give assistance to other companies wishing to implement an e-supplier Kanban.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0953-7287
Electronic ISSN: 1366-5871
Additional Information: Published online 9 May 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-Kanban; Supplier replenishment; e-Kanban; supplier; framework; case study; implementation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Management
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 4945
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 11:59
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 11:00

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