The implementation of Just‐in‐Time (JIT) techniques is an important issue for management. The wide range of activities making up JIT has posed real problems for its implementation. This fact motivated the development of a PC‐based software package which simulates JIT manufacturing. The package serves as an important educational training aid which may be used to illustrate various JIT principles, and as a valuable pedagogic tool for management. The simulation (or game) is interactive so that the user may make a sequence of decisions and then view the effect of these on a simulated production line. Extensive use is made of the colour graphics facilities of the PC for visual displays. The software is based on an existing manual version of the game.
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