Glossary of Lean Management and Supply Chain Management terms

For mutual understanding: short definitions of important terms from the world of continuous improvement and Supply Chain Management


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Regular communication

Regular communication is characterized by efficient and effective communication of information. So that all processes in an organization are implemented efficiently, all relevant information must be in the right place at the right time and in the required quality. One tool to ensure this is standardized, regular communication. Communication can, for example, be between management and employees, project teams, or employees working together across the value stream. Those involved can regularly exchange target-oriented, situational information on short-cycle projects. This standardized information flow creates clear channels of communication, ensures that information flows, and frees up time by, e.g., reducing the number of e-mails.