Just-in-time (JIT) and total quality management (TQM) can significantly reduce
waste and variability and improve the quality of the outputs of all business
processes simplifying the operations planning and control processes.
Just-in-time (JIT) and total quality management (TQM) are sometimes viewed as
alternatives to manufacturing resource planning (MRP II), but the three are
complementary and can be effectively integrated. Concurrently focusing on
meeting customer expectations in the most competitive fashion is the focus of
MRP II. Simplifying operations using JIT and TQM simplifies the MRP II system
operation and improves business performance. Successful integration requires
understanding all approaches and how they complement each other.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Define just-in-time, manufacturing planning, and total quality management.
Explain how just-in-time, manufacturing planning, and total quality management relate to each other, and how they can be integrated.
Explain how the use of pull signals, backflushing of production and point-of-use storage impact the manufacturing planning and control system.
Describe the impact of quality initiatives on the manufacturing planning and control system.