184 pages | 27 B/W Illus.
"On Time-In Full" is an important work. Tim McLean provides an easy to follow practical approach to building a highly performing supply chain"
-Drew Locher, Shingo Prize Winning Author and Lean Thinker
The most fundamental requirement for a manufacturing or distribution business is to deliver to customers what they want, in the quantity they want, when they want it. It doesn’t matter how good your product is, how much the customer likes your salesperson, how slick your marketing campaign is: If your customers can’t get what they want when they want it, they will get it elsewhere, and your business will be in serious trouble.
On Time in Full: Achieving Perfect Delivery with Lean Thinking in Purchasing, Supply Chain and Production Planning is a step-by-step practical guide to designing a Lean Supply Chain that will deliver what your customers need, when they need it, every time.
Timothy McLean shares his three decades of Lean supply chain experience -- In simple straightforward language, he explores the reasons why supply chains fail to deliver and what you can do about it. On Time In Full includes practical guidance for tackling the big issues affecting supply chains including:
The book is full of practical case studies and examples as well as references for further study. On Time, In Full is the complete guide to setting up a supply chain that works.
Introduction. It Should Be So Simple – Why We Fail to Deliver. Recognising the Problem - Understanding Your Supply Chain. Understanding the Future – The Mystery of Forecasting. Understanding Capacity. Can We Do it? – Effective Sales and Operations Planning. Designing the Right Finished Goods Strategy. Making It Work Every Day – Daily Scheduling. The Role of the ERP System in Planning and Supply Chain. Working with Suppliers to Eliminate Shortages. Managing Surprises in the Supply Chain. Are We on Track? Implementing Effective Metrics. Improving and Planning for the Future. Glossary.