The just in Time Application in the Surgical Box Supply Chain Management

  • Annibal Scavarda
  • Gláucya DaúEmail author
  • Rachna Shah
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


The surgical box supply chain management can be problematic through the surgical scheduling without an effective management control of the forecast, the stock, and the pulled demand. This research study analyzes just in time application with the use of the Kanban in the surgical box supply chain management. The researchers realized this study between December 2016 and July 2018. The main objective of the study is to apply the just in time as a management tool for the surgical boxes. The research has two periods: the observational and the tool management adoptions analysis periods. The results section presents three subsections: “the inventory,” “the integration among software, systems, and people,” and the “participative management.” The discussion brings two stages named: “the first stage-structuring the just in time delivery” and “the second stage-the just in time delivery.” The authors conclude that the supply chain can be dynamic and customized. The mass customization can be inserted and the industry can bring contributions with new opportunities like the Kanban to implement the just in time application.


Just in time Supply chain management Surgical box 



The present study was developed at the Health Economic and Technological Evaluation Laboratory of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The authors would like to acknowledge the support from the Rio de Janeiro State Foundation for Research Support, the Brazilian Network for Evaluation of Health Technologies, and the Brazilian National Scientific and Technological Development Council (Grant Number 3131812014-4).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Production Engineering SchoolFederal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro—UNIRIORio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Health Economic and Technological Evaluation LaboratoryFederal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro—UNIRIORio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Supply Chain and Operations Department, Carlson School of ManagementUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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