Research academic articles on Lean Management 

Your task is to research academic articles on Lean Management and prepare a brief review of the topic. Identify the concepts that are usually practiced within a Lean Management regime.  Choose THREE of the concepts and

Research academic articles on Lean Management

1. It is recognised that delivering Value to Customers can be greatly improved by the implementation of Lean Management within an organisation.  Your task is to research academic articles on Lean Management and prepare a brief review of the topic. Identify the concepts that are usually practice within a Lean Management regime.  Choose THREE of the concepts and

Firstly, describe each concept clearly

Secondly, state what benefits each concept delivers to a user.

Thirdly, identify an organisation that uses each concept.
(60% of word count)

2. Following on from part 1, select an organisation and describe it in an appropriate manner for an Operations Manager.

Describe:

• The main product or service produced by the organisation.
• Who are the main customers for this product or service?
(10% of word count)

3. Suggest how one of the concepts you have described in part 1 could help your chosen organisation.(15% of word count)

4. Alex owns a shop that sells customised BMX bikes.  Each one is uniquely tailored to the rider.  The products are unique one-offs, made by an outsourced company to individual designs agreed between Alex and a designer from the outsourced company.
In WEEK 26, Alex discusses with the manufacturer a design for a new bike.  Alex and the manufacturer agree on a specification and an order is place with the manufacturer.

A) Calculate how long it will take before the BMX bike is available for sale in Alex’s shop.  That is, what is the Lead-Time between Alex placing the order with her manufacturer and being able to display the item for sale in her shop?
The information you need to calculate the Lead-Time is as follows:
1. To design the bike    2 weeks
2. To raise the order for the parts for the bike    1week
3. To manufacture and deliver all the parts of the bike    4 weeks
4. To assemble the bike    2 weeks
5. To deliver the finished product to Alex’s shop    1 week

B) What will be the week number when the Bike can be displayed?

All the bike parts in this example come from the UK.
C) Estimate how the Lead Time be increase if the bike parts came from Italy, or from China?
(15% of word count)