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Womack’s Post-Pandemic Hansei on Just-in-Time (JIT)

Jim Womack reflects on how lean organizations have performed during the pandemic and addresses age-old misunderstandings about Just-in-Time. JIT has often been “accused” of creating the shortages, but the reality is that (1) JIT is not even widely adopted in industry, and (2) JIT is not designed to reduce inventories but instead to have the right amount of inventory, in the right place, at the right moment.

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Is Pandemic Killing Just-in-Time Supply at Apple and Other Companies?

Never in a million years is a company like Apple is going to ditch the JIT model. It will simply seek to reduce risk and increase resilience. In a similar way, other companies will ‘reshore’ production, so that their JIT models are less prone to a right royal buffeting from supply headwinds. So no. JIT is not terminal. It’s simply undergoing procedural surgery.

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Has JIT Lost Its Sheen Due To Shortages During COVID-19?

The concept of Just-in-time (JIT) in logistics management is accused of having failed during the pandemic. In this post, Prof.Dr. Ravindra Ojha explains it is a myopic viewpoint to blame the JIT principles of Lean for the shortages created during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why Just-in-Time Remains the Way Forward for Toyota

Automotive Logistics – Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. The death of just-in-time supply chains may have been greatly exaggerated. While material and chip shortages, along with delays to... read more

It’s Time To See JIT As A Hero Rather Than A Villain

The Lean Post – Just two weeks ago the news media was filled with pictures of a gigantic container ship that ran aground and blocked the entire width of the Suez Canal for almost a week, delaying nearly $10 billion in cargo a day. This vulnerability in the... read more

Supply Chains Divided: Safety Stock or Stick with Lean?

SupplyChainDive – Just-in-time supply chains are not going anywhere. Gartner’s Future of Supply Chain: Crisis Shapes the Profession survey found 47% of respondents disagree that lean supply chains will be less applicable in future strategy while 19% agreed and 34% were neutral.

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Hema Has Too Much On Stock: Cancels All Orders

Logistiek – Hema suppliers will not have to supply items to the retail chain in the near future. The retailer has suspended all outstanding orders until mid-April. The reason is that Hema’s distribution centers are currently full. Suspending orders from... read more

Crafting an Effective Post-COVID Clinical-Supply Strategy

SupplyChainBrain – With the pandemic loosening its grip on drug development, it’s time to consider the longer-term effects that COVID-19 will have on how clinical trials and supporting supply chains adapt to industry’s “new normal.” To maintain a competitive... read more

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