Read “How Delphi Went Lean”
a. How does Delphi define the term “Lean”?
b. Why did Delphi decide to extend lean concepts to its supply base?
c. Explain each of the three major concepts employed below, and why they were necessary in order to move to “lean” suppliers:
• Strategic sourcing
• Cost management
• Lean supplier development
d. What are the challenges of the lean supply management strategy?