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Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

incorporate lean principles  should be able to incorporate lean principles rapidly. However, a multitude of retail outlets can somewhat complicate the collection of demand and forecasting data. Demand-driven supply network infrastructure requires a cohesive approach. IT organizations must open up and share information across the enterprise and distribute costs where benefits are gained. Dictating standards formats and protocols is simple. Applying demand data to the enterprise the way it is used on the plant floor among cells is

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