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Lean Order Management

Lean Order Management
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Author(s): Hans-Henrik Hvolby (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch157
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Many small and medium sized companies introduce new management initiatives such as lean, outsourcing and Vendor Managed Inventory to reduce stock and manufacturing costs, to shorten lead-time and to improve customer orientation. However, lean ideas have primarily been implemented in the production to reduce setup-time, stock and workin- process whereas the flow and resource consumption in the administration has had little focus. This paper deals mainly with improving the business processes by use of lean order management and Vendor Managed Inventory.

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