Improving LED Inventory Efficiency Through TOC Demand-Pull and Buffer Management–A Case Study of L Company
|關鍵字:||限制理論;需求拉動補貨模式;緩衝管理;長鞭效應;供應鏈;TOC;Demand-Pull;Buffer Management;Bullwhip Effect;Supply Chain|
Environment related issues have become increasingly important globally. Low power consumption, high brightness and durability have made LED become one of the environment friendly products in the 21st century. The huge business opportunities of LED cause the attention of many companies and countries around the world. Chinese government even provides lots of investment incentives to its local and foreign companies in order to develop their own LED industry; in the meanwhile, those related investing preferential policies brings keen competition to the LED market. However, global economy has been impacted due to European Debt Crisis in recent years, all related demands of LED has been reduced and become unstable. LED companies in the supply chain control their stock strictly and increase urgent orders relatively. However, if urgent demands cannot be fulfilled in time, the LED companies would lose confidences and the future opportunities from their customers. This study adopts TOC Demand-Pull and Buffer Management, which is an outstanding and effective model, on L Company to improve the inventory efficiency caused by unstable demands.