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Comparative Analysis of Japanese Just-in-Time and the U.S. Purchasing Systems

Just-In-Time (JIT) purchasing has received an increasing amount of attention in the operations management literature. Today, a growing number of US firms have switched to the Japanese JIT purchasing concept in an effort to improve their product quality and productivity. This article discusses the major activities of JIT purchasing and provides a comparative analysis of differences between the JIT purchasing and traditional US purchasing systems. Furthermore, the reasons behind these major differences and their future implications for US firms are discussed

Publication Information
Article Title: Comparative Analysis of Japanese Just-in-Time and the U.S. Purchasing Systems
Journal: International Journal of Operations and Production Management (1985)
Vol. 5, No. 4
Author(s): Lee, Sang M;  Ansari, A.
Researcher Information
    
Lee, Sang M
Lee, Sang M
Emeritus
Expertise:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems
  • International - Europe
  • International - South and Central America
  • International - Asia
Management
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