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The Lean Supply Chain

Managing the Challenge at Tesco

Explore key lessons from leading global retailer, Tesco, on how organizations can compete through lean thinking and putting customers first.
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    Hardback£120.00
EAN: 9780749482060
Edition: 2
Published:
Paperback
Format: 234x159
336 pages
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About the book

Over the last two decades Tesco has emerged as a dominant player in the UK market and a leading global retailer. The Lean Supply Chain: 2nd Edition explores how Tesco, over the last 20 years or so, has built its business around supply chain excellence. As a mega-retailer, Tesco has learnt to create a balanced supply chain system, supporting suppliers' needs as well as customers' requirements. This perspective, and an ambition to act sustainably, has underpinned a rebuilding of trust in the Tesco brand and a resurgence in commercial fortunes.

The first edition of The Lean Supply Chain was highly acclaimed, winning the prestigious Prix des Association 2016, in Les Plumes des Achats & Supply Chain. In this new edition, containing new chapters on Tesco's current strategy, rebuilding trust in the brand and the CSR agenda, the authors chart the principles of lean thinking, customer loyalty and simplicity which were used by Tesco to frame its supply chain strategy. They draw upon their deep knowledge of how the retailer has dealt with challenges and market changes from both academic and practitioner perspectives to provide lessons for other businesses, large or small, who wish to place how they manage their supply chains at the heart of their competitive strategy.

About the authors

Barry Evans

Barry Evans' early career involved a variety of roles in Logistics/Distribution with Watney Mann, Rank Hovis McDougall and Royal Mail. This was followed by roles in Tesco plc, including Lean Process Manager in Tesco Supply Chain Development. He joined the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff Business School as a Senior Research Associate. Now retired, he still does some relief teaching at the Business School.

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Robert Mason

Professor Robert Mason has a business background, mainly in a variety of roles with M&S. Since 2001 he has pursued an academic career, gaining his PhD in 2009. He is now a Professor in Logistics and Programme Director for the MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management programme at Cardiff Business School. He is also Chair of Cardiff Business School's Shadow Management Board. He has led and participated in a number of research programmes, including with Tesco as a partner, and has published over 125 papers on logistics, supply chain and operations management related issues.Professor Mason also co-authored with Barry Evans Marketing- and Logistics- Led Organisations, published by Kogan Page in 2017. The first edition of The Lean Supply Chain, co-authored by the same authors and also published by Kogan Page, won the Les Plumes des Achats et Supply Chain 2016 - Prix des Associations award in December 2016.

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When considering a major undertaking such as building a Lean supply chain, it doesn't hurt to have a little guidance from a major global player. This book debunks many myths, and provides solid practical examples and advice for supply chain professionals looking to cut waste from their enterprises.

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