A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing information, financial information and reports and is a useful tool in the decision-making process.
purchased components. The lean manufacturing approaches to supply chain management reflect a number of lean techniques. Techniques such as kanbans and positioning required resources at the production area have special relevance, but other techniques also apply. These include value stream mapping, quality at the source, total productive maintenance, setup reduction, batch size reduction, standardized work, work balancing, production leveling, visual performance data, and continuous improvement. 2 Maturity