Just in Time (JIT)
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This paper discusses the basic elements of the just in time (JIT) manufacturing concept that were developed by Toyota in the 1950s and became known as the Toyota production system. The paper explores JIT's influence on suppliers and customers, before and after its implementation. Also discussed are the benefits that customers and suppliers experience as a result of JIT and how an organization's long-term relationship with its supplier can affect the entire manufacturing process.
From the Paper:"The benefits for the supplier are lower levels of inventory, fewer returns of defective parts, higher product quality, and long-term relationships with producers, reducing the fear of contract terminations. To optimize these benefits, it is essential to build a partnership with suppliers as if they were departments within the company. In a JIT partnership, products are pulled from suppliers only when needed. Suppliers, in turn, will replace what has been used. In this way inventories are maintained at their minimum for both supplier and customer. Additionally, the quality of the product is affected when the supply chain is involved in JIT manufacturing. Typically, in JIT manufacturing, when defects are found, the quality control department assesses the defect and then shares any relevant information with the supplier. Thus, the problem is corrected together, and the supplier becomes part of the production process, an ally for the organization, rather than an outsider (Womack, Jones, and Roos, 1991)."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Womack, J., Jones, D., & Roos, D. (1991). The machine that changed the world. New York, NY: HarperPerennail.
- Womack, J., & Jones, D. (1996). Lean thinking: Banish waste and create wealth in your corporation. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
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