AJIBM  Vol.8 No.5 , May 2018
Lean Supply Chain and Performance Enablers at Homa Lime Company
Abstract: The business environment has become competitive in the recent past, many companies discover that they need to apt their game in order to remain competitive and continue to be relevant in business. The purpose of the study was to identify the Lean Supply Chain Management activities applied at Homa Lime Company and to find out benefits of practicing Lean Supply Chain Management at Homa Lime Company. The study adopted a case study research design. Primary data was collected through face-to-face interviews by use of interview guide. Secondary data was also used. It included information from archival sources like published reports and journals magazines in order to help the research achieve reliability of the information captured through triangulation. The study established that, LSCM practice, lean procurement, lean supply, lean transportation, lean manufacturing and lean warehousing are the performance enablers at Homa Lime Company.
Cite this paper: Hellen Achieng, O. , Githii, W. and Thomas Ombati, O. (2018) Lean Supply Chain and Performance Enablers at Homa Lime Company. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 8, 1157-1171. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.85080.

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