Disadvantages of JIT

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Al Bodhi Terego, USA

Disadvantages of JIT

A lean system has no resilience. Integrating JIT as far as possible back up the supply line creates rigid connections between manufacturing units, leaving the entire system vulnerable to exogenous factors beyond management control: traffic jams, disruptions due to weather (hurricanes, for instance), accidents or catastrophes in one or another crucial segment. (And with JIT they're ALL crucial).
All production begins with nature - ores, energy, raw materials - and this sourcing, the root of the production process, can't be fully controlled.
A better model for management of production is the resilient systems of nature. Ecosystems absorb shocks and remain productive (until they are dismantled by humans wishing to subject nature to human concepts of industrial efficiency.) The web of nature is resilient. JIT production processes are not. See Jane Benyus, "Biomimicry," for more on this.

  Aynul Hoque, Bangladesh

Disadvantages of JIT

JIT is only effective where no exogenous factors. ...

  Greg Gardner, USA

Great in theory - but challenging in todays economic crunch

JIT - the concept is on shaky grounds these days. ...

  Hassanali Rassouli, Iran

Paradigm Shift

Viewing productivity from the old paradigm point o...

  seyi, Singapore

Combine JIT with business continuity planning

I think all value chains in production system are ...

  Dr. Michael D. Kull, USA

JIT metaphors

I agree. Planning for contingencies and creating a...

  Oluwaseyi Solomon
Partner, Singapore

JIT metaphors book

Is Morgan "images of organization" a book?...

  Prakash Rao, INDIA

JIT is an efficiency improvement tool

JIT is one of the lean tools. Made available when ...

  Dr. R. Varadarajan, India

Misunderstanding JIT

JIT is not just about matching production and supp...

  Nako Stefanov, Bulgaria

JIT is only one Element

I fully agree with the opinion of Hassnali Rassoul...

  A.K.Bhargava, India

JIT is relevent

JIT if used properly is the most effective tool i...

  Jason Schlott
United States

Misunderstanding JIT

I have to agree with most of the respondents on th...

  Samuel Nduati Mbugua, Kenya

Limitation of JIT: Not for Developing Countries

JIT is a good and powerful tool in the value chain...

  Mayra Martinez, Ecuador

Disadvantages of using JIT

According to some of the above opinions JIT depend...

  Bruno, Peru

Disadvantages of JIT

JIT is directed to minimize inventory cost but JIT...


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