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Difficulties of Just‐in‐Time Implementation: A Classification Scheme

Frank Safayeni (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario)
Lyn Purdy (University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario)
Ralph van Engelen (Univerity of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario)
Siva Pal (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 July 1991

Abstract

Many companies experience difficulty in implementing Just‐in‐Time (JIT) in their manufacturing system. Based on observations, the article argues that the problem is partly due to confusion about JIT and its implications and partly due to a desire to implement JIT within an existing organisational structure. A four‐level classification system is presented as a way of summarising the different degrees of JIT implementation and their difficulties.

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Safayeni, F., Purdy, L., van Engelen, R. and Pal, S. (1991), "Difficulties of Just‐in‐Time Implementation: A Classification Scheme", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 11 No. 7, pp. 27-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001272

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