Implementing just-in-time concepts into European companies

Horst Wildemann, John G. Carlson

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Abstract

The popularity and impressive results from implementing Just-in-time concepts suggest that all repetitive and even job-shop manufacturers review the approaches and case studies. Complex mathematical models to verify a particular method of combining the production resources are not needed to yield a minimum cost product. JIT is the ultimate in employing simple concepts to the avoidance of waste and improving employee morale and dignity. Several JIT principles are reviewed in this paper which contradict traditional approaches. Nonetheless, these thought provoking ideas should be considered by those wishing to remain competitive in the domestic and world markets. Research into models which simulate various manufacturing environments must be encouraged. The growth of microcomputers, computer knowledge and computer software is permitting giant strides in our ability to test some of the controversial aspects of JIT, especially those involving economics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-37
Number of pages11
JournalEngineering Costs and Production Economics
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1987
Externally publishedYes

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