Nonrepetitive JIT

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Nonrepetitive JIT
Nonrepetitive JITMany JIT principles for high-volume repetitive manufacturing apply in low-volume production environments as well. However, most low-volume manufacturers have balked at two basic problems: (1) the requirement of setting up high-volume flow lines dedicated to a few products and (2) level loading. However, merging of the two camps is taking place: even for the high-volume repetitive manufacturer, it's increasingly important to respond to customer pressures for greater flexibility in volume, product mix, and other service features. The lower-volume job shop manufacturers are in turn learning to adapt JIT concepts to their environments.
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F. Robert Jacobs; William L. Berry; D. Clay Whybark; Thomas E. Vollmann: Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management: APICS/CPIM Certification Edition. Nonrepetitive JIT, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export