Just in Time Manufacturing: How the JIT System Can Decrease Costs, Increase Productivity, and Enhance Quality / Edition 1

Just in Time Manufacturing: How the JIT System Can Decrease Costs, Increase Productivity, and Enhance Quality / Edition 1

by Edward J. Hay, Jon Zonderman
     
 

Just-in-time production (JIT) is receiving widespread recognition among U.S. executives as the manufacturing system that helped make Japan our major competitor. With its proven capacity to streamline the manufacturing process, lower inventory, and improve product quality and ROI, JIT may be the basis for a renaissance in American manufacturing. This book details

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Overview

Just-in-time production (JIT) is receiving widespread recognition among U.S. executives as the manufacturing system that helped make Japan our major competitor. With its proven capacity to streamline the manufacturing process, lower inventory, and improve product quality and ROI, JIT may be the basis for a renaissance in American manufacturing. This book details exactly what JIT is, how to implement it, and how to make it work in the context of American business and culture. In clear, practical terms, it discusses how to assess opportunities for change with JIT, how to develop and plan the necessary changes in production and management, and ways of motivating middle management and other employees in a JIT system. Relying on examples of companies that have implemented JIT—including cutting-edge firms such as Hewlett-Packard—The Just-in-Time Breakthrough clears up several misconceptions about the process while providing managers with models for putting it into action.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471854135
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

But Will It Work in My Company?

Waste Not, Want Not: The Importance of Flow and Quality.

The Balancing Act: The Importance of Uniform Plant Load.

The Building Block: The Importance of Minimum Set-up Time.

Group Technology: The Importance of Overlapping Operations.

Going Forward by Moving Backwards: The Importance of Pull Systems.

Buying Quality: The Importance of JIT Purchasing.

Making JIT Possible: Quality at the Source.

The New Partnership: JIT and MRP.

Just-In-Time Implementation: Management's Crucial Role.

Getting to Why: Visions and Strategies.

Organizing the Company for JIT.

Putting the Plan into Action.

Index.

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