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Cost/Benefit Analysis of a JIT Supply System in a Car‐assembly Plant

Logistics Information Management

ISSN: 0957-6053

Article publication date: 1 April 1991

Abstract

Describes Ford′s plans to replace the supply system at its largest car‐assembly plant by a full JIT‐type of supply system where linkages with suppliers are controlled by a computer network. A feasibility study and a cost/benefit analysis of this new supply system have been made. The operation involves in‐plant modifications; new material handling equipment; standardisation of packaging material; new procedures for transport; identification; reception and invoicing, etc.

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Citation

Fabry, R. and Gelders, L. (1991), "Cost/Benefit Analysis of a JIT Supply System in a Car‐assembly Plant", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 32-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002888

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MCB UP Ltd

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