Title: The effect of situational constraints on workforce performance and JIT implementation: an empirical study

Authors: Marwan A. Wafa, Mahmoud M. Yasin

Addresses: Management and Marketing Department, School of Business, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, Indiana 47712, USA. ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA

Abstract: This study examines the impact of situational performance constraining factors on workforce performance in a just-in-time (JIT) environment of US manufacturers. A review of literature related to situational performance constraining factors is presented. The link between situational constraints effects on worker performance in manufacturing and the impact on JIT implementation success is explored. A field study of fifteen firms was conducted followed by an empirical study of 130 US manufacturing firms. The findings of the study are discussed in the context of the identification and elimination of situational performance constraints in JIT manufacturing.

Keywords: just-in-time; JIT implementation; operations management; production management; situational constraints; strategy; workforce performance; employee performance; manufacturing industry; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1995.062407

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1995 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.139 - 144

Published online: 05 Jun 2014 *

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