Just In Time (JIT) Manufacturing:
Just in Time manufacturing is a systems approach to developing and operating a manufacturing system. It is based on the total elimination of waste. Is astrategy used in the manufacturing industry to reduce costs by reducing the in-process inventory level.
JIT is not a new concept. It has been part and parcel of the Japanese manufacturing industryadopted approach for quite some time. It requires that equipment, resources and labor are made available only in the amount required and at the time required to do the job. It is based on producingonly the necessary units in the necessary quantities at the necessary time by bringing production rates exactly in line with market demand. In short, JIT means making what the market wants, when it wantsit. JIT has been found to be so effective that it increases productivity, work performance and product quality, while saving costs.
Kaizen can be defined as thatform companies looking for continuous improvement based on small changes. The term comes from the Japanese Kaizen, which "Kai" is translated into Spanish as "change" and "Zen" is understood as "improvement."
The continuous andrapid changes in technology and the reduction in the life cycle of products, changes in consumer habits and unrelenting global competition every day requires companies to better quality and varietyand less cost and response time, requires the application of methods in harmony capable of addressing these challenges.
Among the methods for Total Quality Management and Techniques for continuousimprovement is notable for its simplicity and practicality Kaizen, a smooth continuous improvement method that stands out to be applicable at all levels, both in social life, as in personal life andthe world of business. The latter is characterized by developing a culture and to involve all workers, from top management to the cleaning staff. This method of continuous improvement was developed...