The impact of just-in-time (JIT) in inventory management system and the supplier overall performance of south African's bed mattress manufacturing companies

Sihle Mankazana, Sambil Charles Mukwakungu

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Abstract

Just-in-Time (JIT) is an inventory management approach of having the exact amount of inventory goods arriving at the exact time when needed. This paper investigates the impact of this approach on South African Inventory Management systems and the organization as a whole, by comparing two companies producing same products (bed mattress), with different suppliers, and with different inventory management system. Company X has not implemented the Just-in-time approach, while, Company Y has implemented the JIT approach. This paper will provide insight knowledge on the benefits and challenges of this approach, how it can be implemented to improve the performance of a company. Mixed-methods research design has been utilized as a part of this investigation, and descriptive statistics were used to summarize the data collection. From the study conducted it may be concluded that not implementing the JIT system is the causes of lower performance rates, compared to the performance of the company that has. The JIT approach has methods or guidelines on how the company can improve its inventory management system and improve the performance of the company. It is then recommended that organizations in the manufacturing industry implement the Just-In-Time method in their inventory management systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-249
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2018
Issue numberNOV
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Pretoria, IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 29 Oct 20181 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Inventory management
  • JIT
  • Logistics
  • Performance
  • Suppliers
  • Transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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