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Operations Management: An Integrated Approach, 5th Edition by Nada R. Sanders, R. Dan Reid

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CHAPTER 7

Just-in-Time and Lean Systems

Before studying this chapter you should know or, if necessary, review

  1. JIT as a trend in OM, Chapter 1, p. 15.
  2. Time as a competitive priority, Chapter 2, p. 39.
  3. Total quality management concepts, Chapter 5, pp. 166–189.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter you should be able to

images Explain the core beliefs of the just-in-time (JIT) philosophy.

images Describe the meaning of waste in JIT.

images Explain the differences between “push” and “pull” production systems.

images Explain the key elements of JIT manufacturing.

images Explain the elements of total quality management (TQM) and their role in JIT.

images Describe the role of people in JIT and why respect for people is so important.

images Understand the impact of JIT on service and manufacturing organizations.

Understand the ...

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