Management Functions Of Nissan

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Nissan has suffered a great amount of damage from the 2011 disasters that hit the coast of Japan. The company is a Japanese automobile manufacturer operating in several countries. Like a variety of other companies, Nissan has searched the use of process management functions. This paper will describe the use of these management functions as well as how Nissan may include them into their OM functions. Further discussion will summarize three theories: just in time (JIT), Toyota Production System (TPS), and Lean. It will also show how they are all related and all of their advantages and disadvantages. The emerging concept of the triple bottom line will also be described how it can be used to enhance operations management for Nissan, and how they integrate ISO14000 standards in its manufacturing plants. Finally, the paper will discuss ways the company can integrate corporate responsibility principles into their operations. The three theories being summarized are just in time (JIT), Toyota Production System (TPS), and Lean. Just in time (JIT) “is an approach of continuous and forced problem solving via a focus on throughput and reduced inventory” (Heizer & Render, 2014). Overall JIT mainly focuses on forced problem solving that lowers costs for suppliers. This approach is designed to make or deliver goods only as needed, which aids in decreasing requirements as well as costs for the storage of supplies and waste. This system works great for Nissan keeping production running
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