Title: Evaluation of leanness, agility and leagility for supply chain of automotive industries

Authors: Chhabi Ram Matawale; Saurav Datta; Siba Sankar Mahapatra

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela-769008, Odisha, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela-769008, Odisha, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela-769008, Odisha, India

Abstract: The present work reports a case research carried out in an Indian automobile sector in which the supply chain performance index has been measured, from the viewpoint of leanness, agility as well as leagility, separately. In order to evaluate performance extent of individual aspects (lean/agile/leagile) of the organisational supply chain; different criteria hierarchy (evaluation index system for lean, agile and leagile performance estimation) have been considered; a conceptual performance assessment module has been established in conjugation with fuzzy set theory. The fuzzy set theory has been explored to deal with uncertain evaluation information due to variation in human perception in relation to subjective evaluation criteria. Moreover, lean, agile and leagile criterions have been ranked in accordance with their existing performance level. This could help in identifying ill-performing supply chain segments (areas) which require subsequent future improvement to boost up organisational leanness, agility as well as leagility degree.

Keywords: supply chain performance; supply chain management; SCM; leanness; agility; leagility; fuzzy set theory; decision making; fuzzy logic; performance evaluation; lean supply chains; agile supply chains; leagile supply chains; automotive supply chains; automobile industry; India; subjective evaluation; uncertainty.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2015.070603

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2015 Vol.8 No.2, pp.85 - 115

Available online: 11 Jul 2015

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