Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-0460
2002-03-04

Managing Variability in the Automotive Supply Chain: A Case Study from the Lean Processing Programme (LEAP) 2002-01-0460

This paper reports the results of a project which aimed to eliminate, or at least reduce, the demand amplification effect in a value stream within the UK automotive component supply chain. The paper describes the progression from the identification of demand amplification, through a practical approach for its measurement, to the development of a methodology to overcome the negative impacts of the effect across three echelons of the supply chain. The results of a six-month trial implementation are reported.

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