Barriers for successful implementation of JIT: a manufacturer perspective
by J.R. Jadhav; S.S. Mantha; S.B. Rane
International Journal of Procurement Management (IJPM), Vol. 7, No. 3, 2014

Abstract: Many manufacturing firms adopted just-in-time (JIT) concepts for more than three decades to enhance competitive strength through cost reduction, on time-in full delivery, lead time reduction etc. Extension of JIT production philosophy to purchase and distribution (or with a broader scope throughout the supply chain) is essential to achieve these objectives. The survival of many firms depends on the effectiveness of the inventory management. JIT faces many problems like lack of involvement of employees and workers resistance for continuous improvement, cultural difference, high inventories, long lead time, market volatility, forecasting errors etc. Some critical implementation issues are to be identified and resolved to encourage firms to adopt JIT. The objective of this paper is to explore and discuss the barriers for successful JIT implementation. Twenty two barriers have been identified after reviewing relevant literature. This can be a guide for taking suitable action to deal with barriers in the successful JIT implementation.

Online publication date: Fri, 30-May-2014

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