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Just-in-Time (JIT)


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Just-In-Time (JIT) JIT- Just-In-Time Manufacturing

8 Best Practices of Successful Companies

  • Manage inventory in superior fashion... More

JIT Advantages

  • Better balance between different processes

  • Shortened lead time

  • Reduced time spent on non-process work

  • Reduced inventory

  • Problem clarification

Toyota Production System (TPS)

7 Principles

  • Supplier Involvement

  • Small-Lot Production

  • Pull Production... More

7 Wastes

Kaizen Classification of Waste Incurred in the Production Process

  1. Overproduction

  2. Waste time spent at the machine

  3. Waste involved in the transportation of units

  4. Waste in processing

  5. Waste in taking inventory

  6. Waste of motion

  7. Waste in the form of defective units...  More

Canon Production System (CPS)

Waste Categories and 9 Wastes To Be Eliminated

Work-in-process: Stocking items not immediately needed... More



JIT Implementation

Barriers to Successful JIT

Why JIT?

"Overproduction is the central evil
that leads to waste in other areas of the production process."
~ Masaaki Imai

In Kaizen, JIT is a is a collection of concepts and techniques for improving productivity.

JIT is a process aimed at increasing value-added and eliminating waste by providing the environment to perfect and simplify the processes.

Kaizen Mindset

What is JIT?

JIT is a vital component of Lean Manufacturing.

Toyota Production System

Example of a Lean Value Chain

Just-in-time manufacturing means producing the necessary items in necessary quantities at the necessary time. It is a philosophy of continuous improvement in which non-value-adding activities (or wastes) are identified and removed.

Kaizen Culture: 8 Key Elements

Implementing Kaizen: 7 Conditions

Putting this concept into practice means a reversal of the traditional thinking process. In conventional production processes, units are transported to the next production stage as soon as they are ready. In JIT, each stage is required to go back to the previous stage to pick up the exact number of units needed.

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Benefits of JIT

JIT Components

  • Production Leveling

  • Pull System

  • Kamban (label or signboard) system

  • Good Housekeeping

  • Small Lot Production

  • Setup Time Reduction

  • Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM)

  • Total Quality Control (TQC)  >>>

  • JIT Purchasing

  • Line Balancing

  • Flexible Manufacturing

  • Small-group Activities (SGA)

Implementation of JIT

Being a very important tool for just-in-time production, kamban has become synonymous with the JIT production system... More

JIT-Style Learning and Training

The best kind of quality oriented learning (and training) is just-in-time-style learning, that is, learning that happens on the job and knowledge which is applied immediately as needed. The sooner you can apply the material you learned, the better you will understand it and the longer it will be retained. Instead of training masses of employees for long periods, in JIT-style training, education is implemented as an ongoing series of short sessions (just a few hours a week) during which employees are taught only what they can apply soon, without suffering information overload.

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