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Chad Boyle 7793411Just-In-Time/Toyota Production System Report (Summary 7)Just-in-time (JIT) production is an approach used to eliminate wasted resources and improvecustomer responsiveness. JIT tries to meet customer demand only when needed and as efficientlyas possible. This method minimizes excess inventory or capacity. Implementing JIT involvesshort order lead times, rapid processing time, and nearly no setup times. Toyota uses JITproduction in assembling their vehicles, and as a result it reportedly takes them only about 10minutes to adjust the production line to change between models. Compared to Ford, who doesnot use JIT, this has been said to take about 8 hours. For Toyota to produce 450 units in one shiftof 480 minutes, the line must roll out a vehicle every 480/450 = 1.067 minutes, or 64 seconds.This time represents the takt time of the process—the cycle time needed to match the rate ofproduction to the rate of sales or demand.
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