Lean Manufacturing Interview of Mohammed Ajlouni, Managing Director of Jordan Specialized Vehicle:
How should you work with your suppliers in a truly lean environment?
In a truly lean environment, suppliers are partners. They will be expected to supply the required material, the right quality, the right quantity, at the right time, every time. To be able to do this, suppliers have to learn how to take the waste out of their processes. Indeed, many companies have to teach their suppliers how to become lean too.