Just‐in‐time (JIT) is thought by managers to be an important key to improving operations planning. JIT can be defined as a systematic approach which minimizes inventory by having supplies arrive at production and distribution points only when needed. Reports on a study to examine a supply performance evaluation strategy for implementing a just‐in‐time/total quality management (JIT/TQM) purchasing system for a major chemical company. The innovative strategy includes a vendor survey plan (VSP) with an evaluation system and a supplier self‐assessment. Results show the average quality performance of suppliers improved after implementing the new JIT/TQM strategies.
Lee, H. and Wellan, D. (1993), "Vendor Survey Plan: A Selection Strategy for JIT/TQM Suppliers", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 93 No. 6, pp. 8-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635579310040915Download as .RIS
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