Westbrook, Roy (1988) Time to Forget "Just-in-Time"? Observations on a visit to Japan. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 8 (4). pp. 5-21.
The study of Japanese manufacture continues to focus on certain elements of the JIT/kanban approach. A recent study tour found that these elements might be broadened to include planning systems and people development initiatives, examples of which are described. The degree to which JIT is a system at all, or has been fully understood in the West, is considered and future research directions proposed.
|Keywords:||Japan; Planning; Systems Engineering|
|Centre:||Faculty of Operations Management|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jan 2012 19:27|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2015 14:06|
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