Just in Time Methodology

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In this paper, we tried to present an overview on the Just In Time practices and how it originated and what it involves from goals and objectives; that would make organizations all over the world apply the concept while aiming at enhancing it's production, minimizing costs and thus generating more revenues.

We also tackled Toyota- Car Manufacturing Company as a case study for being one of the very first manufacturers who gave up old traditional manufacturing practices and started implementing JIT.

Paper Outline:

1- Introduction; History of JIT
2- Elements of JIT
3- Goals of JIT
4- Transitioning to a JIT System
A) Planning a Successful Conversion
B) The Downside of Conversion to a JIT System
C) Obstacles to Conversion
5- Effect of
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Thus, JIT manufacturing management was developed based on this problems.
2- Elements of Just in Time
According to Cheng, the basic elements of JIT manufacturing are:
• People Involvement
• Plants
• System
People Involvement
Maintaining a good support and agreement from people involved in production. This is not only reduce the time and effort in implementation of JIT, but also minimize the chance of creating implementation problem. The attempt to maximize people's involvement may carry through the introduction of quality circle and total involvement concept.
Manufacturers can gain support from 4 sources.
1. Stockholders and owners of the company - should maintain a good long-term relationship among them.

2. Labor organization - all labors should be well-informed about the goals of JIT, this is crucial in gaining support from the them.

3. Management support - support from all level of management. The ideas of continuous improvement should spread all over the factory, managers and all shop-floor labor.

4. Government support - government can show their support by extending tax and other financial help. This can enhance the motivation, and also help in financing the implementation of JIT.

Plants
Certain requirements are needed to implement JIT, there are:
1. Plant layout - the plant layout is mainly focus on maximizing working flexibility. It requires the use of "multi-function workers".

2. Demand pull production - it

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