Just-in-time manufacturing comes with great rewards. But it also raises many questions for most of us. What issues are you confronted with?
I'm not sure exactly what JIT is about...
We lack internal know-how on JIT...
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I’m not sure JIT will work for us...
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I hesitate, as JIT seems to be a tough nut...
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VSM, MIFA and Philips’ Goods Flow Analysis
Philips’ Goods Flow Analysis resembles Lean’s Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and Toyota’s Material & Informaton Flow Analysis (MIFA) but predates these. This post describes the GFA approach and compares it to VSM and MIFA.
Takt time: theory and practice
Takt time. Google it, and you will be amazed at the definitions you will come across. But besides the ones that mix up takt time with cycle time, and the ones that speak of takt time as a rate, most of them will give you something along the lines of the time interval...
A definition of JIT (Just-in-Time) through its 4 distinctive characteristics
What is a company, called THE JIT COMPANY, without its own proper post on the definition of JIT or Just-in-Time? Particularly in a time in which JIT is often seen as an undesirable way of working, and sometimes even regarded as the cause of recent supply disruptions...