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Just in Time (JIT), as a survival strategy for the manufacturing industry against fierce global market competition.

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  • Essay length: 4662 words
  • Submitted: 07/04/2004
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AS and A Level Production - Location & Change

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CONTENTS

1. Introduction 2

2. How Just in Time evolved? 3

3. What is Just in Time 5

3.1 Goals of JIT

3.2 Elements of JIT

3.3 JIT Implementation

3.4 Problems in Implementing JIT

3.5 Benefits from JIT

4. Success stories 8

5. JIT in the West 10

6. Who may not benefit fully from using JIT? 12

7. Technologies and Concepts that originated from JIT 14

7.1 KAIZEN

7.2 Lean Manufacturing

8. References 16

9. Appendix 18

INTRODUCTION

Just in Time (JIT) has often been considered as a survival strategy for the manufacturing industry against fierce global market competition. The three words say it all, everything happens just in time. For example, consider my journey to college this morning, I could have left my house, just-in-time to catch a bus to the college, just-in-time to arrive at my college, just-in-time to pick up my lecture notes, just-in-time to walk into the lecture room, just-in-time to attend the lecture. Theoretically there is no problem about this; however achieving this in practice is likely to be difficult.

Similarly in a manufacturing

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