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Implementation of JIT Technology

  • A. S. Sohal
  • L. A. R. Al-Hakim
Part of the Advanced Manufacturing Series book series (ADVMANUF)

Abstract

In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, most US and Western Manufacturers faced intensified competition from Japanese manufacturers. Competitive analysis revealed the ability of Japanese manufacturers to produce and deliver higher quality products but at a lower cost. Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing was identified as the main contributor to this. Since then JIT manufacturing has received much publicity and has become one of the most important topics in the production and operations management literature. Surveys of the utilisation of production techniques in the USA [1], the United Kingdom [2] and in Australia [3] reflect the popularity of JIT manufacturing systems by comparison with the traditional MRP (Material Requirements Planning) or its version MRPII systems.

Keywords

Assembly Line Kanban System Pull System Flexible Manufacture Cell Master Production Schedule 
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  • L. A. R. Al-Hakim

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