APAD: Just in Time

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Meaning:

   A manufacturing/delivery process where a minimum of goods are kept in stock.

   Items are planned to arrive precisely at the time they are required for use

   or despatch.

 

Background:

   Just In Time, or JIT, was coined to name and describe a manufacturing

   processes developed by Toyota in Japan in the 1950s and which spread to the

   US and UK in the 1970s. Nevertheless, the credit for the initiative should go

   to Henry Ford. He described essentially the same process, although it wasn't

   then named, in his autobiography My Life and Work, 1922:

 

     "We have found in buying materials that it is not worth while to buy for

     other than immediate needs. We buy only enough to fit into the plan of

     production, taking into consideration the state of transportation at the

     time. If transportation were perfect and an even flow of materials could be

     assured, it would not be necessary to carry any stock whatsoever. The

     carloads of raw materials would arrive on schedule and in the planned order

     and amounts, and go from the railway cars into production. That would save

     a great deal of money, for it would give a very rapid turnover and thus

     decrease the amount of money tied up in materials."

 

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JIT is exactly the philosophy by which my friend Bill tries to run his life.

Unaware of the term, he effortlessly embodies its spirit as he buys groceries

only for his planned meals of the day or at most those of the week. He loves and

hates Costco Wholesale and watches himself closely when he visits the store. It

must have been in his oriental genes that have survived thousands of years of

shortage and turmoil on an unforgiving land. Henry Ford might have articulated

his capitalist thinking, but Bill's heritage is much older.

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Frugality is in our genes. JIT is not new then. Vaguely -暖冬cool夏- 给 暖冬cool夏 发送悄悄话 暖冬cool夏 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 08:56:27

remember Dell adopted JIT inventory.Waste is rampant in U.S -暖冬cool夏- 给 暖冬cool夏 发送悄悄话 暖冬cool夏 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 08:58:05

Yes. They even believe cooking is a waste (of time). -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 09:04:45

So true! I sometimes hate cooking.Wish I were alone by mysel -暖冬cool夏- 给 暖冬cool夏 发送悄悄话 暖冬cool夏 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 09:52:01

Seems you are ready for the great AI take-over :-) -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 10:58:06

Right, if I afford or think it worthy:) -暖冬cool夏- 给 暖冬cool夏 发送悄悄话 暖冬cool夏 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 12:13:22

can afford -暖冬cool夏- 给 暖冬cool夏 发送悄悄话 暖冬cool夏 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 12:37:34

Ford's JIT relies on cheap gas. -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 09:07:36

The whole automative industry shifted parts inventory 2 -移花接木- 给 移花接木 发送悄悄话 移花接木 的博客首页 (65 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 10:41:22

Sounds right. The repair shops seem to carry no spare parts. -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 10:54:39

Those parts from service orders -移花接木- 给 移花接木 发送悄悄话 移花接木 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 12:26:22

Bill is becoming more&more alive&famous (as Maowi :-) -最西边的岛上- 给 最西边的岛上 发送悄悄话 最西边的岛上 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 11:55:13

Thx Brother for covering. Appreciated! -最西边的岛上- 给 最西边的岛上 发送悄悄话 最西边的岛上 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 11:58:45

My pleasure. -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 11:59:27

Maowi deserves fame. Bill is better kept in the dark :-) -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 12:01:08

看来我们家爱囤货的习惯得改一改。 -天边一片白云- 给 天边一片白云 发送悄悄话 天边一片白云 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 17:31:48

JIT: from theory to practice:-) -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 19:57:20

不早不晚刚刚好:) -妖妖灵- 给 妖妖灵 发送悄悄话 妖妖灵 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 20:30:04

Timing is everything. Ars longa vita brevis. -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 06/15/2024 postreply 20:45:46

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