Disadvantages of JIT

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Disadvantages of JIT
Al Bodhi Terego
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.

Disadvantages of JIT
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Greg Gardner
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Hassanali Rassouli
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Combine JIT with business continuity planning
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Dr. Michael D. Kull
I agree. Planning for contingencies and creating a system with some slack allows for flexibility and efficacy even if it means it may be less efficien...Sign up

JIT metaphors book
Oluwaseyi Solomon, Partner, Singapore, Member
Is Morgan "images of organization" a book?...Sign up

JIT is an efficiency improvement tool
Prakash Rao
JIT is one of the lean tools. Made available when required. It is an efficiency improvement tool, benefit is no waiting, hence the cost is less. To sa...Sign up

Misunderstanding JIT
Dr. R. Varadarajan
JIT is not just about matching production and supply so that there is no waiting time, leading to inventory reduction. I would say it is about agility...Sign up

JIT is only one Element
Nako Stefanov
I fully agree with the opinion of Hassnali Rassouli from Iran that JIT is only one element within whole system, including TPM, etc. Today of course JI...Sign up

JIT is relevent
JIT if used properly is the most effective tool in present downturn of the economy. Only what required is to use it judiciously...Sign up

Misunderstanding JIT
Jason Schlott, United States, Member
I have to agree with most of the respondents on this matter. JIT should not be utilized as a singled out process. The methodology should be used in co...Sign up

Limitation of JIT: Not for Developing Countries
Samuel Nduati Mbugua
JIT is a good and powerful tool in the value chain management since the efficient use of resources contributes towards the management of costs. Nevert...Sign up

Disadvantages of using JIT
Mayra Martinez
According to some of the above opinions JIT depends on exogenous factors which cannot be controlled. However nowadays JIT is one of the best tools use...Sign up

Disadvantages of JIT
JIT is directed to minimize inventory cost but JIT must consider two parameters: risk exposure and cost/value. This means that not all materials must ...Sign up

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