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Definition of JIT
A definition of JIT (Just-in-Time) through its 4 distinctive characteristics

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...

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ABC Analysis
Why ABC-analysis is inadequate for your supply chain

Why ABC-analysis is inadequate for your supply chain

When asked to analyze demand, most probably turn to what is known as the ABC-analysis. ABC-analysis typically groups items in classes referred to as A, B, and C based upon their demand value over a certain period. But from a supply chain perspective, this can be...

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How To Use EPEI
How to use EPEI to track your progress towards flow

How to use EPEI to track your progress towards flow

When working in machine shops, I’m always surprised to hardly see any flow-related indicators. You’ll typically see data on OEE-related indicators like reject rates, uptime, performance (mostly under the heading of efficiency), and maybe something on actual versus...

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JIT Financial Resilience
How Toyota’s Just-in-Time builds financial resilience

How Toyota’s Just-in-Time builds financial resilience

Meanwhile, we have all been bombarded with posts and articles that are quick to expose the Just-in-Time and Lean approach to management as one of the major causes of the lack of medical supplies, so much needed in the battle against COVID-19. Well-respected...

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Flow
The road towards perfect flow: flow smoothness (part 3)

The road towards perfect flow: flow smoothness (part 3)

This is the third and last post in a series of three about knowing whether you are on your way to perfect flow. The better your flow, the more profitable your business will be and the more returns it will deliver. But how to know where you stand in terms of flow?...

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Veolicty
The road towards perfect flow: flow velocity (part 2)

The road towards perfect flow: flow velocity (part 2)

There are many approaches and methods that focus on improving flow. And for good reason, as improving flow yields improved profitability and returns. But how, in fact, can we determine our level of “flow”? In the first post, the typical 'flow rate' measure turned...

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