Just-in-time: Problematic or Possible?

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Just-in-time: Problematic or Possible?
Dyan Constantine, Mexico, Member
Just-in-time (JIT) has always been a troublesome part of the management of any supply chain. However, it is feasible if the parties have a better understanding of their respective roles and the value each must bring to the chain.
Managing a supply chain is never an easy feat, it requires dedication and great communication among all parties. It also requires skill in balancing the inventory needs from both a financial and sales perspective. The sales people requires inventory to meet the targets, however, if there is too many item in stock it mops up all the liquidity which could be used to achieve greater competitive advantage, this will be a headache for the finance department.
So how do we go about satisfying both? Improve communication which will result in improved planning geared towards having just what is needed, when it is needed. For this to be achieved, the supplier(s) has a pivotal role to play....Sign up

JIT = Focus on Customer
Eric Schmitz, Consultant, Belgium, SIG Leader
Just-in-time is focussing very deeply, very consequently on the customer. JIT is used to increase the added value for the customer! That means that th...Sign up

J.I.T. concept is just shifting a burden in the supply chain
Faustine Panga, Student (MBA), Tanzania, Member
The J.I.T. concept in the supply chain is just shifting a burden from one part of the supply chain to the other.
For example, the manufacturer ma...Sign up

Mis-use of Just-in-time
Eric Schmitz, Consultant, Belgium, SIG Leader
There is a lot of powergame being played in the supply chain. Quite often JIT is abused to serve short term profits. So, Mr. Faustine Panga, you are c...Sign up

JIT is a Benefit to the Supply Chain
Joe Marshall, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
As somebody who implemented Lean in his own company, had 1.5 day's of stock and my nearest supplier being 160 miles away from my plant I agree with M...Sign up

Communication is the Catalyst for JIT
Dyan Constantine, Mexico, Member
@Eric Schmitz: whilst communication may not be sufficient, I can tell you that it starts there .
Often, ...Sign up

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