Galvin, Thomas M.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
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.
Flewellyn, Robert T., "A study of Just-In-Time installation and benefits and factors impacting its effectiveness" (1993). Honors Capstones. 72.
Northern Illinois University
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