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Simulating JIT Manufacturing: Prospects and Pitfalls

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 1 July 1991


The simulation of JIT manufacturing offers a number of prospective benefits to its users. Unfortunately, a number of pitfalls also await those who utilise the technique without first establishing the proper foundation. A number of benefits obtainable from JIT simulation are proposed, as well as warnings of possible problems. Also presented and discussed are a number of recommendations for avoiding many of these potential problems. Any JIT manufacturing firm should be able to utilise simulation to its benefit provided that its use is carefully implemented.



Bedwell‐Brace, S. and Inman, R.A. (1991), "Simulating JIT Manufacturing: Prospects and Pitfalls", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 91 No. 7, pp. 3-5.




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