In a three-to four-page paper, discuss just-in-time (JIT) as a process of lean production and inventory control. Be sure to address the following topics supported with examples to demonstrate your understanding of these ideas.
- Discuss the concept of push versus pull, addressing how it relates to just-in-time and explaining how lean manufacturing is the basis for just-in-time.
- Analyze the difference between a just-in-time system and a kanban system.
- Analyze whether just-in-time can be implemented without kanban. Explain why or why not in detail.
Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) in APA format. Be sure to cite from Daniel, Reitsperger, and Morse (2009), Wilding (1998), or other scholarly sources in addition to Chapters 15 and 17 of your textbook. In total, use three scholarly sources including the text.
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Just-in-time (JIT) is a production approach that is used by managers to improve return on investment by reducing in-process inventory and associated carrying coasts. In order to meet JIT, the approach relies on Kanban or signals between diverse points in the process. Kanban are “tickets” or visual signals such as absence or presence of a part on a shelf. In general, JIT mainly focuses on continuous enhancement of organization’s returns on investment, quality and efficiency. However, for managers to attain improvement within their organizations there are three major factors that they should consider…