Just-in-time - Its Fingerprint on Structures in Production Systems

Thomas Bøhm Christiansen

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    In recent years, improvements in production systems have become more and more important. The Just-In-Time philosophy has been an important contributor. But what has happened to JIT since the ‘JIT-crusade’ carried out in the late 1980s in USA. This paper describes how three authors in the early 1980s saw JIT at Toyota. This description is hold up agains Hayes and Wheelwright’s ramework with eight decision categories, and by this it is seen where differences exist, and what the implications has been for present days production systems. This paper, though, is only the first half of a complete study of this subject, so the preliminar conclusions are that JIT in the early 1980s was a philosophy, which now is ‘reduced’ to a number of elements which contains methods to improve certain parts of companies production systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign for Integration in Manufacturing
    EditorsJens O. Riis
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    PublisherDepartment of Production
    Publication date1998
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event13th Integrated Productions Systems Research Seminar - Aalborg University, Fuglsoe, Denmark
    Duration: 20 Apr 199821 Apr 1998
    Conference number: 13


    Conference13th Integrated Productions Systems Research Seminar
    LocationAalborg University
    OtherNo exact date found but held in 1998.


    • Manufacturing strategy
    • Production Systems


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