Just-in-Time (JIT) is a philosophy and a set of tools that focus on
eliminating waste in all processes through continuous improvement. Just-in-
time has evolved over time into lean production.
Just-in-Time (JIT) is an operating philosophy that embodies principles of
waste reduction and continuous improvement over time. It encompasses the
successful execution of all activities from design to delivery. The intent of
continuous improvement is to eliminate or minimize non–value-added activities.
Lean production is another initiative that focuses on eliminating waste. The
differences and similarities between the two initiatives are explored in this
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe the just-in-time philosophy and objectives.
Explain the criteria upon which activities are categorized as either value-added or non–value-added.
Identify just-in-time principles and the techniques used to implement them.
Describe the similarities and differences between just-in-time and lean production.