Int. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling   »   2016 Vol.8, No.3

 

 

Title: Investigations of JIT applicability in supply chain: empirical evidence from Indian firms

 

Authors: Om Prakash Mishra; Vikas Kumar; Dixit Garg

 

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad 121006, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad 121006, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurkshetra, India

 

Abstract: Recent trend is to strengthen supply chain management by improving the processes of procurement of raw materials, manufacturing them into finished goods and distribution of these goods in the hands of the customers. Firms are paying much attention to make these processes speedy, responsive, low cost and transparent. In this paper, just in time has been used to boost the speed and accuracy of the above processes of supply chain. The positive effects of JIT in developed nations have prompted the researchers to focus its applicability in supply chain of Indian industries. JIT level, JIT benefits, JIT difficulties, JIT importance and JIT challenges are investigated. Survey of Indian firms is carried out which are practicing/implementing JIT at any level. The test results show that implementation of JIT level is high and firms are getting benefits by giving due importance of waste elimination, maintenance of low inventory, dissemination of sufficient information and compressing time taken. On the other hand, difficulties and challenges in JIT practices are also high.

 

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; just in time; India; JIT applicability; waste elimination; low inventory; information dissemination; time compression; JIT supply chains.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPSCM.2016.078564

 

Int. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, 2016 Vol.8, No.3, pp.222 - 249

 

Available online: 18 Aug 2016

 

 

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