Time to Forget "Just-in-Time"? Observations on a visit to Japan

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Japan; Planning; Systems Engineering
Subject(s): Operations management
Centre: Faculty of Operations Management
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 19:27
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/1845

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