Lean Supply Chain Management: A Handbook for Strategic Procurement, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lean Supply Chain Management

A Handbook for Strategic Procurement, 1st Edition

By Jeffrey P. Wincel

Productivity Press

256 pages

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Hardback: 9781563272899
pub: 2003-12-30

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Unlike other strategic procurement guides, Lean Supply Chain Management considers an organization's "business condition" as a contributing factor in the development of a strategic procurement strategy. That is, rather than taking a "one-size fits all" approach, the author's more individualized approach illustrates techniques specific to organizations operating in a standard or crisis environment.

Highlights include:

  • Methods for developing and tracking strategic procurement initiatives.
  • Planning in the "standard" and "crisis" environments.
  • Coordinating supply chain management and lean manufacturing.
  • Performance measurement tools.

Lean Supply Chain Management provides purchasers and supplier development professionals with the tools needed to transform procurement from a mere cost center to a profit generator.


"Beyond reading about the supply chain approach from a successful company, the best learning advantage would be to supply companies like Toyota and traditional (automotive) companies. This gives an individual leader and teams the advantage of seeing and comparing two methods, traditional versus lean, side by side. This side-by-side comparison lets us see what works and what does not work in the U.S. manufacturing environment. This is exactly the comparison that Jeff Wincel brings to the table in his book, Lean Supply Chain Management."

Russ Scaffede, VP, Manufacturing, Tiara Yachts, Holland, Michigan 06/01/04

"This book addresses one of my main frustrations with the supply chain business -- it treats supplier management as a technical logistics issue. Jeffrey Wincel, through his extensive experience in doing it right at Donnelly Mirrors, shows us how lean supply chain management is much more than that. It is about relationships. It is a blending of cultures. It is having a lean plant providing seamless, just-in-time delivery of quality parts to another lean plant. Lean supply chain management is a core competency of Toyota and if you are serious about developing this competency I recommend that you read this book."

Jeffrey K. Liker, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Editor, Becoming Lean 06/01/04

"…the book provides a good overview of Wincel's ideas about using lean methods in supply chains."


Table of Contents

Section I - The Foundations

Chapter 1 - The Purchasing/SCM Executive as CEO

Chapter 2 - The Disciplines of Planning

Chapter 3 - Force versus Skill

Section II - The Crisis Environment

Chapter 4 - Defining the Crisis Environment

Chapter 5 - Crisis Plan Background and Phase I: Acquisition Team Formation

Chapter 6 - Phase II: Price Benchmarking

Chapter 7 - Phase III: Short-Term Process Improvement

Chapter 8 - Phase IV: Value Analysis/Value Engineering

Chapter 9 - Phase V: Lean Manufacturing

Section III - The Standard Environment

Chapter 10 - Defining the Standard Environment

Chapter 11 - Supply Base Management

Chapter 12 - Supplier Quality and Development

Chapter 13 - Cost Management and Control

Chapter 14 - Materials Management

Chapter 15 - The Supply Chain Organization

Section IV - Coordinating SCM and Lean Management

Chapter 16 - Developing and Implementing Lean Fundamentals

Chapter 17 - Manufacturing Implementation

Chapter 18 - Ongoing Improvements


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying