Given the scarcity in studies that explore the performance differences between lean and agile production, the aims of this study were to fill this gap range by incorporating the use of non-discursive performance measures. Results upheld the notion of ‘trade-offs’, as lean firms were significantly more cost and quality effective, whereas agile firms were significantly more flexible and speed effective. However, the main contribution concerns contending existing views surrounding ‘leagile’ SC literature, as lean and agile firms were found to be operating within the top and lower tiers of the automotive supply chain respectively.
|Title of host publication||24th EurOMA conference, Inspiring Operations Management. Edinburgh, Scotland.|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 5 Jul 2017|