Low cost in Supply Chain Management reduces lead times because the reduction in transporting times from the supplier will be reduced. Processes like the creation of order, receipt of inbound order, and checking of reordering times can cause lead time variations. Making the process involved in the above process properly can also reduce the lead times.Â Reduction of lead time is one way of reducing theÂ surplusÂ inventory level. It is essential to establish clear goals of transportation from destination from the origin. Once an agreement is made it is vital to maintaining the process aligned with the supply chain management process. Managing each supplier individually will also help in managing excess inventory.