175 – 265 words
Cite at least one (1) peer-reviewed reference
Evaluating Process and Supply Chain Design, choose two (2) of the following questions to discuss and respond:
- What is the lean concept and why is it important to study?
- How can lean be applied to manufacturing and service processes?
- Will lean work in service environments? Why or why not?
- Discuss ways to use lean to improve one of the following: a pizza restaurant, a hospital, or an auto dealership.
- Why is lean hard to implement in practice?
- Explain the relationship between quality and productivity under the lean philosophy.