"Just-In-Time manufacturing is a philosophy that encourages waste reduction and the elimination of non-value-added activities. The processes affected include office and shop personnel. When successfully implemented, JIT accounts for improved production lead time cycles, reduced inventories, improved employee morale, reduced cost of goods, and continuous improvements of the total business process.
This thesis identifies real world problems many medium size U.S. manufacturing companies now face, and an approach to JIT implementation in discrete parts manufacturing. The approach includes developing strategies to motivate the employees and to implement the tools and techniques of JIT, Total Quality Management, ISO 9001, and MRP II. This approach includes chartering Business Unit Teams and cross-functional teams to implement JIT through a matrix of cooperation. Finally, the JIT tools can be piloted in a manufacturing cell to learn the benefits"--Abstract, p. iii
Dr. Omer Benli
Dr. Yildirim Omurtag
Dr. Paul Munger
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
M.S. in Engineering Management
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 87 pages
© 1996 Phillip Gregory Shirey, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
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Shirey, Phillip Gregory, "An approach to Just-In-Time implementation in discrete parts manufacturing" (1996). Masters Theses. 1535.