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Implementing just-in-time inventory management to address contextual operational issues: a case study of a commercial livestock farm in southern Nigeria

Daniel E. Ufua (Department of Business Management, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR), College of Management and Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria) (Honorary Research Fellow, ILMA University, Karachi, Pakistan)
Ayodotun S. Ibidunni (Department of Business Administration, Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Nigeria) (Chair, International Centre for Policy Research and Industry Linkages, Shaveh Consulting, Lekki, Nigeria) (Centre for Economic Policy and Developmental Research (CEPDeR), Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
Thanos Papadopoulos (Kent Business School, University of Kent, Chatham, UK)
Oluwatoyin A. Matthew (Department of Economics and Development Studies, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR), College of Management and Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
Rehmat Khatoon (Business Administration, ILMA University, Karachi, Pakistan)
Mayowa G. Agboola (Department of Business Management, Regional Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Ogun), College of Management and Social Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)

The TQM Journal

ISSN: 1754-2731

Article publication date: 31 December 2021

Issue publication date: 29 November 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This research focuses on the implementation of Just-in-Time (JIT) inventory management, drawing on a case study of a commercial livestock farm located in a swampy area of southern Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

The research adopts a qualitative approach. Interviews and workshops were used for data collection.

Findings

Findings from the study reveal that the commitment on the internal organisational members and skilful collaboration with supply chain partners are required for effective use of JIT, especially in an odd contextual situation such as the case in this study. This also justifies the embraced of additional cost of securing JIT inventory management practices such as the situation in the case study organisation that could not allow conventional inventory management.

Originality/value

It is suggested for further research to consider the topic from a mixed method approach as well as extend the focus on the possibility of legal regulations and government support to exceptional operational practices among organisations, especially those in the context of the food production sector, where this research was based.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR) and Covenant University Centre for Research Information and Discovery (CUCRID), at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, for supporting this study.

Conflict of Interest: Authors declare NO conflict of interest.

Citation

Ufua, D.E., Ibidunni, A.S., Papadopoulos, T., Matthew, O.A., Khatoon, R. and Agboola, M.G. (2022), "Implementing just-in-time inventory management to address contextual operational issues: a case study of a commercial livestock farm in southern Nigeria", The TQM Journal, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 1752-1771. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-09-2021-0268

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