A case study of Just-In-Time system in the Chinese automotive industry

Bo Hou, Hing Kai Chan, Xiaojun Wang

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Abstract

Just-In-Time (JIT) has been a very popular operations strategy partly because of its success in the Japanese industry. Various benefits, for example, inventory reduction, improved in operations efficiency, and faster response, have been studied widely in previous research. Therefore, successful implementation of JIT is vital to many companies. The main objective of this research is to make use of a case study to present various issues surrounding implementation of JIT for an automotive company. This case study also provides evidences for supporting the benefits of employing JIT. Semistructured interviews were organized and thus relevant data can be collected. The conclusion of this research indicates that JIT system is successful, and operating JIT system can lead to many advantages to the case company.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011
Pages904-908
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/07/118/07/11

Keywords

  • Automotive
  • Cases study
  • Just-In-Time
  • Manufacturing systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (all)
  • Engineering (all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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