Effective Lean Logistics Strategy for the Auto Industry

Yen Chun Jim wu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Lean logistics refers to the superior ability to design and administer systems to control movement and geographical positioning of raw materials, work-in-process, and finished inventories at the lowest cost. This study takes a novel view by comparing the practices used by automotive suppliers in the United States to serve Japanese companies vs. those used to serve U.S. companies. This study, taking the supplier's perspective, investigates the strategies that today's automotive parts suppliers take to improve their logistics operations by associating their internal manufacturing practices and customer's external distribution system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-38
Number of pages20
JournalThe International Journal of Logistics Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Lean production
  • Logistics
  • Motor industry
  • Strategy
  • Suppliers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation


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