JIT and supply chain management: an information processing perspective

Xavier, Guilherme Guedes

Downloads: 0
Views: 357


Recently, as part of the restructuration of the global economy, new technologies and new consumer trends have led to changes in markets around the world. Based on this restructuration, some markets have faced extremely high degrees of competition, which led to the emergence of new concepts in the productive sector. One of the most important concepts was the spread of JIT systems outside Japan in the early 80s. Currently, another prominent concept, named supply-chain management is emerging In this paper, I take an information processing perspective to analyze both and conclude that, although complementary in dealing with uncertainties, both use different information processing strategies. Understanding the concepts and the relationship between them is important to their further development and diffusion among practioners and scholars' communities.


MIS / OM interface, Just-in-time / Kanban, logistics / distribution, operations strategy


Arntzen, B.C., Brown, G.G., Harrison, T.P. and Trafton, L.L., 1995. "Global Supply Chain Management at Digital Equipment Corporation", Interfaces, vol. 25, no. 1, 69-93.

Cohen, M.A. and Lee, H.L., 1988. "Strategic Analysis of Integrated Production-Distribution Systems: Models and Methods", Operations Research, vol. 36, no. 2, 216-228.

Cohen, M.S and Lee, H.L., 1989. "Resource Deployment Analysis of Global Manufacturing and Distribution Networks", Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management, vol. 2, 81-104.

Cohen, M., Agrawal, N., Agrawal, V. and Raman, A., 1995. "Analysis of Distribution Strategies in the Industrial Paper and Plastics Industry", Operations Research, vol. 43, no. 1, 6-18.

Daft, R.L. and Lengel, R.H., 1986. "Organizational Information Requirements, Media Richness, and Structural Design", Management Science, vol. 32, no. 5, 554-571

Davis, T., 1993. "Effective Supply Chain Management", Sloan Management Review, vol. 34, no. 4, 35-46.

Diaby, M. and Martel, A., 1993. "Dynamic Lot Sizing for Multi-Echelon Distribution Systems with Purchasing and Transportation Price Discounts", Operations Research, vol. 41, no. 1, 48-59.

Eliashberg, J. and Steinberg, R., 1987. "Marketing-Production Decisions in an Industrial Channel of Distribution", Management Science, vol. 33, no. 8, 981-1000.

Galbraith, J., 1973. Designing complex organizations. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Galbraith, J., 1974. "Organization Design : An information Processing View", Interfaces, vol. 4, no. 3, 28-36

Geoffrion, A.M. and Powers, R.F., 1995. "Twenty Years of Strategic Distribution System Design: An Evolutionary Perspective", Interfaces, vol. 25, no. 5, 105-127.

Ghinato, P., 1995. "Sistema Toyota de Produção : mais do que simplesmente Just-in-Time", Produção, vol. 5, no. 2, 169-190

Goldratt, E., 1986. The goal: A process of ongoing improvement. North River Press, New York.

Harrison, A.S. and Voss, C.A., 1990. "Issues in setting up JIT supply", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 10, no. 2, 84-93.

Harrison, M., 1987. "OPT the future for JIT", Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Just-in-time Manufacturing, Kempston, October 20-22, 147-163

Hartland, J.R., 1987. "MRP or JIT, which is best?", Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Just-in-time Manufacturing, Kempston, October 20-22, 81-91

Hayes, R H. & Wheelwright, S., 1984. Restoring our competitive edge: Competing through manufacturing. Wiley, New York.

Houlihan, JB., 1987. "International Supply Chain Management", International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, vol. 17, no. 2, 51-66.

Jones, D. J., 1991. "JIT & the EOQ Model: Odd Couple No More!"., Management Accounting, vol. 72, no. 8, 54-57

Lee, H.L. and Billington, C, 1992. "Managing Supply Chain Inventory: Pitfalls and Opportunities", Sloan Management Review, vol. 33, no. 3, 65-73.

Lee, H.L. and Billington, C, 1993. "Material Management in Decentralized Supply Chains", Operations Research, vol. 41, no. 5, 835-847.

Lee, H.L. and Billington, C, 1995. "The Evolution of Supply-Chain-Management Models and Practice at Hewlett-Packard", Interfaces, vol. 25, no. 5, 42-63.

Lee, H.L., Billington, C. and Carter, B., 1995. "Hewlett-Packard Gains Control of Inventory and Service through Design for Localization", Interfaces, vol. 23, no. 4, 1-11.

Lee, L.C. and Seah, K. H. (1988). "JIT and the effects of varying process and setup times", International Journal of Operations Management, vol. 8, no 1, 19-35

Monden, Y., 1981a. "What Makes the Toyota Production System Really Tick?", Industrial Engineering, vol. 13, no. 1, 36-46

Monden, Y., 1981b. "Adaptable Kanban System Helps Toyota Maintain Just-in-Time Production. Industrial Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 5, 38-46

Monden, Y, 1981c. "Smoothed Production Lets Toyota Adapt to Demand Changes and Reduce Inventory", Industrial Engineering, vol. 13, no. 8, 42-51

Monden, Y, 1981d. "How Toyota Shortened Supply Lot Production Time, Waiting Time and Conveyance Time", Industrial Engineering, vol. 13, no. 9, 22- 30

Monden, Y, 1983. "Toyota Production System: Practical Approach to Production Management", Industrial Engineering and Management Press.

Pisano, P. and Hayes R. H., 1995. "Manufacturing renaissance", Harvard Business Press. Cambridge, MA.

Porter, M. E., 1980. "Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors", Free Press, New York.

Porter, M. E., 1985. "Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance". Free Press, New York

Ramasesh, R. V., 1993. "A Logistics-based Inventory Model for JIT Procurement", International Journal of Operations & Production management, vol. 12, no 6, 44-58

Samaddar, S. and Heiko, L., 1983. "Waste elimination: The common denominator for improving operations", Industrial Management & Data System, Vol 93, no 8, 13-19

Sayer, A., 1987. "New Developments in Manufacturing : The Just-In-Time System", Capital&Class, 43-72

Schonberger, R., 1982. Japanese Manufacturing Techniques, The Free Press, New York

Shingo, S., 1981. Study of Toyota production system from Industrial Engineering Viewpoint, Japan Management Association, Tokyo

Skinner, W., 1985. Manufacturing, the formidable competitive weapon. Wiley, New York.

Towill, D.R., Nairn, M.M. and Wikner, J., 1992. "Industrial Dynamics Simulation: Models in the Design of Supply Chains", International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, vol. 22, no. 5, 3-13.

Tushman, M. L., and Nadler, D. A., 1978. "Information processing as an integrating concept in organizational design", Academy of Management Review, vol. 3, 613-624.

Wheelwright, S., 1981. "Japan Where operations really are strategic", Harvard Business Review, vol. 59, 67-74.

Womack, J., Jones, D. and Roos, D., 1990. The Machine that Changed the World, Rawson Associates, New York, NY.

5883a41f7f8c9da00c8b47c3 1574685864 Articles
Links & Downloads


Share this page
Page Sections