Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Galvin, Thomas M.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Operations Management and Information Systems

Abstract

Today's manufacturing world is more competitive than ever. American companies are falling behind at an alarming pace. But there is hope. Many companies have found success by using Just-In- Time manufacturing philosophies, both in the U.S. and abroad. In this paper, I have tried to focus on some of the ways that companies can ease JIT installation, as well as on reasons why a company would want a JIT system in the first place. I point out things to avoid, and also what to encourage, both among employees and with suppliers. I also discuss the advantages of using JIT instead of moving manufacturing operations to foreign countries where labor is less expensive.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

14 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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