TITLE

Just-In-Time Manufacturing

AUTHOR(S)
Gubata, Joyce
PUB. DATE
April 2018
SOURCE
Just in Time (JIT) Manufacturing -- Research Starters Business;4/1/2018, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Research Starter
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An introduction to Just-in-Time Manufacturing (JIT), this article covers the history of JIT from the Ford Motor Company to the Toyota Production System (TPS) and beyond, and explores the eight wastes identified in TPS and many of the JIT practices and methods (e.g. Focused Factory, Small Lot Production, SMED and Quick Changeover, Group Technology, Kanban, 5S, and more). Key success factors are explored, including the importance of a culture of quality. Applications of JIT in multiple industries are discussed, as well as the impact of globalization.
ACCESSION #
29964541

 

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