Just-in-Time Production System: Some Requirements for Implementation

Many consider that Japanese manufacturing management techniques are among several factors which have contributed to Japan's superior quality and high growth rate of productivity. Just-In-Time (JIT) is one of the best known Japanese production management systems amongst management in the Western industrialised nations. In this paper the JIT manufacturing system and its key features are discussed. The important prerequisites and factors that are required for implementation of JIT in Western industrialised nations are then elaborated on. It is concluded that proper implementation of the JIT production system requires many changes in the organisation; yet successful implementation results in improved productivity and higher quality.

Publication Information
Article Title: Just-in-Time Production System: Some Requirements for Implementation
Journal: International Journal of Operations and Production Management (1985)
Vol. 14, No. 4
Author(s): Lee, Sang M;  Ebrahimpour, M
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Lee, Sang M
Lee, Sang M
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems
  • International - Europe
  • International - South and Central America
  • International - Asia
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