LEAN Manufacturing Hits Road Bump: The “Just In Time” (JIT) Supply Chain – both in Japan and related deliveries from Japan following upon the earthquake and tsunami – hit a major stumbling block. The aftermath provides an opportunity to discuss an item excerpted from the (03/24/11) New York Times Business Section under the “REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS” (page B2) sub-section – ROB COX and WAYNE ARNOLD.
This has been excerpted here because it was run together with a separate leading piece about banking reforms that has no direct relevance to the specific topic here and thus could not otherwise be discretely handled.
This NYT article has important implications for any business happily running LEAN Supply-Chain Operations. Not that there is anything Continue reading “LEAN Manufacturing Hits Road Bump: Supply Chain “Just In Time” (JIT)”