A Quick Scan method for supply chain diagnostics


This paper presents a Quick Scan diagnostic approach, developed to aid the understanding and documentation of a supply chain prior to the start of a major supply chain re-engineering change program. The Quick Scan aims to minimize the use of resources within the business being Quick Scanned while at the same time achieving maximum insight into logistics issues. A comparison of alternative diagnostics is presented along with a detailed explanation of the main process steps involved in the Quick Scan methodology. Three automotive case studies have been included to illustrate the benefits resulting from previous Quick Scans.

4th International Symposium on Logistics, 11th-14th July, Florence, Italy, 775-761