Global MFG - Nov 22, 2019
Agile Management in the Supply Chain and on the Shop FloorRichard Spady, Josh Hinkel | Material Handling & Logistics
Agile Management in the Supply Chain and on the Shop Floor
Most manufacturers have operations teams skilled in the core methodologies to improve efficiency and quality—Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, TPS and Kanban. But it is rare to see agile teams working their magic on the shop floor or the supply chain. In fact, only 2% of teams that use Scrum, a popular form of agile, are in operations functions, according to Scrum Alliance.
That’s a lost opportunity. Large projects under agile management are six times more likely to succeed than non-agile projects, research shows. Companies that have used agile teams say they are more productive and faster to market.