Implementation of zero inventories and just-in-time production concepts in chinese manufacturing organizations

R. McTavish, S. K. Goyal, A. Gunasekaran

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This paper focuses on the attempt to implement Japanese manufacturing technology, viz. zero inventories (ZI) and just-in-time production (JIT) in Chinese manufacturing industries with the objective of raising productivity. In order to study the implications of JIT in Chinese manufacturing industries, a method of analysis is presented for the implementation of ZI and JIT with a view to identifying their suitability and reliability in that environment. In addition, suggestions are given for the successful implementation of ZI and JIT in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-85
Number of pages13
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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