The Top 8 Attributes of a Just-In-Time Implementation.

Top 8 Attributes of a Just-In-Time Implementation


In this article, you will learn the most relevant attributes of a Just-In-Time implementation for Proces Excellence and Lean Manufacturing.

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing is a production model in which products are created to meet demand, not created in surplus or in advance of need. It involves a planned strategy to minimize the time and inventory necessary to satisfy your demand for products.  This strategy requires the balance of your production lines, assign the raw-material orders from suppliers directly with production schedules.

Many pharmaceutical and medical devices industries employ this strategy to increase efficiency and decrease waste by receiving goods only as they need them for the production process, which reduces inventory costs.

8 Main Attributes of a Just-In-Time Implementation.

JIT manufacturing system involves the right discipline, structure, and optimized processes.

The implementation of a Just-in-Time system involves the reduction of the following areas.

  1. lot sizes,
  2. inventory,
  3. labor costs,
  4. space needed to operate,
  5. WIP (work in process),
  6. throughput time
  7. standard hours.
  8. change over, or flexible setup approaches, etc.

In addition to the mentioned above attributes, may exists many others depending on your type of business and operations.

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