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Lean methodology – introduction

Lean methodology is a hot topic in the Stavanger region nowadays. Many businesses implement Lean in order to be more effective. This blog post is an introduction to Lean and its history. The Lean methodology is Japanese and started with Toyota Production System (TPS). Eiji Toyoda was on a three-month trip to the US with […]

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Marks and Spencer fashion casestudy

Marks & Spencer have been pioneers in the field of sourcing for many years and their practice makes valuable reading for managers all over the world. Their sourcing is regarded as best practice and has enabled M&S to build up a competitive advantage. This blog post will explore their sourcing strategies and how they manage […]

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Introduction to Outsourcing

Welcome to my introduction to outsourcing – this is the first article of many on the subject. I will in the first article, concentrate on what outsourcing is and its purpose, in addition to seeing when outsourcing is applicable. Outsourcing is related to the «make or buy» dilemma. What should be done in-house and what […]