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Just In Time Management Philosophy & Practice
Difficulties and Issues of Just In Time to be aware of before introducing it in your company as a managing philosophy and technique for improving efficiency

By Dr. Michael M Kisembo

Hellenic College
Brookline Massachusetts, USA

Just in Time (JIT) is a Japan-grown management philosophy, which has been applied in practice since the early 1970s. It has been widely implemented in both supply and manufacturing industries as a survival strategy against global market competition with remarkable success. JIT is a management philosophy, rather than another production technique. It is a collection of concepts and techniques for improving productivity. Monden Y. (1993) defines JIT as