Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to:

6.1 Describe lean production systems.

6.2 Explain the differences between JIT and MRP.

6.3 Explain the relationship of the kanban production control system to the JIT system.

6.4 Discuss the relationship between JIT and purchasing.

6.5 Name critical JIT purchasing advantages.

6.6 Identify the activities needed to implement JIT purchasing.

6.7 Determine the role of culture in the implementation of JIT purchasing.

6.8 Analyze the impact of JIT purchasing on a buying firm.