Thursday, August 23, 2007

To deal with disruptions

Books of Account
Business Logistics/ Supply Chain Management
Ronald H. Ballou and Samir K. Srivastava

Just in case you are leaping headlong into JIT (just-in-time), it may help to listen to Ronald H. Ballou and Samir K. Srivastava. “Quick response, ‘lean’ logistics, and just-in-time deliveries have been encouraged over the last 30 years as a way of reducing inventories, freeing capital, and improving quality,” they acknowledge in Business Logistics/ Supply Chain Management, fifth edition ( ). However, “this logistics strategy heightens the risk and impact of disruptions,” they caution.

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