A Grey-based Approach for Integration of Lean and Agile Supply Chain

Ali Mohaghar, Saeid Karbasian

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Leanness in a supply chain maximizes profits through cost reduction while agility maximizes profit through providing exactly what the customer requires. The leagile supply chain enables the upstream part of the chain to be cost-effective and the downstream part to achieve high service levels in a volatile marketplace. As was studied in the literature there are many models to select the appropriate supply chain that each one has different criteria for decision making regarding the selection of supply chain. In presented model based on the gray theory were able modeling preferences and criteria for decision makers. It should be noted that this model consider criteria in two dimensions that include flexibility and sensitivity of market. The present model used the opinions of expert to make decisions in the real world. This model was studied in the automotive industry as a case study. The results of model with industry experts and managers were reviewed and the results were confirmed.


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