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Just In Time Objective

Apex Technologies produces automotive filters that are used by original equipment manufactures of automobiles and light truck. Apex operates a single plant manufcaturing department in metal fabrication. It manufacturer over 100 different fileters. The metal fabrication department implemented a JIT System with respect to raw material purchased no other department at Apex has implemented JIT System .

1. What are the objectives of a JIT System and what should the manager communicate to the other department supervisor?

2. What are some actions that Apex could take to ease the transition of a JIT System

3. In order to successfully implement the JIT system, what arrangements must the company make with vendors? How will these arrangements be formalized?

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Apex Technologies produces automotive filters that are used by original equipment manufactures of automobiles and light truck. Apex operates a single plant manufcaturing department in metal fabrication. It manufacturer over 100 different fileters. The metal fabrication department implemented a JIT System with respect to raw material purchased no other department at Apex has implemented JIT System .

1. What are the objectives of a JIT System and what should the manager communicate to the other department supervisor?

Just in Time is a tool of total quality management. TQM recognizes the importance of internal customers and thus introduced the concept of quality circles. TQM should not be considered as a short term solution. Organization must take TQM as long term strategy. Just-in-time (JIT) is defined in the APICS dictionary as "a philosophy of manufacturing based on planned elimination of all waste and on continuous improvement of productivity". It also has been described as an approach with the objective of producing the right part in the right place at the right time (in other words, "just in time"). Waste results from any activity that adds cost without adding value, such as the unnecessary moving of materials, the accumulation of excess inventory, or the use of faulty production methods that create products requiring subsequent rework. (Ashland, 2009)

Hence JIT, Just-In-Time is a term usually thought of as describing inventory arriving or being produced just in time for the shipment or next process. Objectives of a JIT System are:
? Produce only the products the customer wants.
? Produce products only at ...

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Response provides guidance regarding Just In Time Objective

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