Improvements in Supply Chain Performance Through Value Stream Workflows and Managing Supply Chains With Cycle Time Compression: A Comparative Analysis

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Achieving Time Compression in the Supply Chain Introduction In the article Time Compression and Supply Chain Management - A Guided Tour (Towill, 1996) the author contends that cycle time compression (CT), when coordinated with advanced production scheduling techniques incouding Just-In-Time (JIT) supply chain , can deliver signification financial performance gains for an enterprise. The authors also provide the foundational elements of the Demand-Driven Supply Network (DDSN) that has been proven throughout industries that have exceptionally rapid lifecycles and inventory turns (Ashayeri, Tuzkaya, 2011). The author also is careful to provide a full analysis of the most complex, time-constrained supply chains across a broad spectrum, all unified by goal of showing how time delay and transmission lags can be trimmed with the entire set of lean supply chain and production techniques. Using lean principles to achieve significant improvements in supply chain performance through value stream workflows is comparable to managing supply chains with cycle time compression (CT). The intent of this analysis is to evaluate how this can be achieved. Comparative Analysis of Cycle Time Compression & Eliminating Waste Through Value Stream Workflows Cycle Time compression (CT) is an adjunct metric to the broader set of lean supply chain and supply chain management re-engineering techniques defined throughout the research Towill has completed and published in this analysis (1996). Value

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