JIT Some Lessons for Improving Productivity

JIT Some Lessons for Improving Productivity Many manufacturers have attempted to improve the productivity oftheir facilities without much success. The Japanese, on the other hand,have recently achieved significant improvements in productivity byimplementing JIT. There are several reasons for the Japanese success.First, JIT adheres to wellestablished concepts and methods ofproduction and operations management. Second, JIT is a holistic approachto productivity that directs attention to all resources involved inproducing a product, and to all factors affecting their utilization.Third, JIT avoids many obstacles to productivity, in addition toutilizing resources efficiently. Fourth, JIT focuses on shopfloor designand operations where resources are primarily affected. Manufacturingmanagers can learn several useful lessons for improving productivityfrom the Japanese experience. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logistics Information Management Emerald Publishing

JIT Some Lessons for Improving Productivity

Logistics Information Management, Volume 5 (2): 6 – Feb 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0957-6053
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10.1108/09576059210012210
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Abstract

Many manufacturers have attempted to improve the productivity oftheir facilities without much success. The Japanese, on the other hand,have recently achieved significant improvements in productivity byimplementing JIT. There are several reasons for the Japanese success.First, JIT adheres to wellestablished concepts and methods ofproduction and operations management. Second, JIT is a holistic approachto productivity that directs attention to all resources involved inproducing a product, and to all factors affecting their utilization.Third, JIT avoids many obstacles to productivity, in addition toutilizing resources efficiently. Fourth, JIT focuses on shopfloor designand operations where resources are primarily affected. Manufacturingmanagers can learn several useful lessons for improving productivityfrom the Japanese experience.

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Logistics Information ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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