The world of just-in-time manufacturing and supply chain is constantly evolving. Events can change our views, or question our beliefs until now. Check out the below headlines and news reviews, curated specifically for you.
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more