Concluding Principles


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Concluding Principles
Concluding PrinciplesThis chapter is devoted to providing an understanding of JIT and how it fits into MPC systems. Our view of JIT encompasses more than MPC-related activities, but there's a significant overlap between JIT and our approach to MPC systems. In summarizing this chapter, we emphasize the following principles: Stabilizing and in some cases leveling the production schedules are prerequisites to effective JIT systems. Achieving very short lead times supports better customer service and responsiveness. Reducing hidden factory costs can be at least as important as reducing costs more usually attributed to factory operati…
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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. Concluding Principles, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export