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Just in Time

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Just in Time is a system of production management that increases efficiency and decreases waste by reducing in-process inventory. Originating from Japan, the “JIT” (just in time) approach is a key component of lean manufacturing. A pull...

On-Demand Processes

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Procedures that allow products to be produced as needed, allowing for maximum efficiency and minimum waste. Traditional production chains are largely inaccurate, requiring market forecasting and estimates on preordered quantities of a given...

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Toyota is a global automotive manufacturer based in Japan. Sakichi Toyota (1867–1930) founded Toyota Automatic Loom Works (TALW) in 1926. Sakichi’s son Kiichiro (1894–1952) opened TALW’s automotive department in 1933, and the Toyota Motor...

Logistics

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Logistics refers to the management of the flow of resources and goods throughout an organization or supply chain. This involves all inbound, outbound, internal, and external movements required to efficiently and effectively deliver...