Computer Aided Engineering Assignment
Department of Computer Engineering
Curtin University of Technology
Overview The objective of this report is to introduce the basic concepts of a Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing system. This report is compiled in a way to provide the reader with a basic overview of JIT manufacturing. The following issues are covered in the report:
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. JIT is not a new concept. It has been part and parcel of the Japanese manufacturing industry adopted 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 producing only 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 wants it. JIT has been found to be so effective that it increases productivity, work performance and product quality, while saving costs.
Fig.1 JIT improvements to manufacture
Last Modified: 2nd October 1995