iv.Service firms utilize people with special abilities in the execution of the firm’s objectives for their clients. On the other hand, product manufacturers utilize JIT tools like unique technology and different plant assemblies in producing required products. v.Service companies do not keep inventories since services are created on when demanded by customers while for manufacturers inventory list is important and it is kept. The companies adopt JIT production tools for goods making on the client’s demand. Question 4a)Dell is an international American firm that has majored in computer technology operations. The main services offered by the company are developing, selling, repairing, supporting computers and related products and services. Dell firm is named after its initiator Michael Dell and is one of the most profound technological operatingcompanies globally with more than 150, 000 employees all over the United States. Similarly, the company has more than 100,000 agents globally (Fredman, 2018, p. 13).b)Dell company utilizes a build to order manufacturing process. In this kind of process, the product is developed and tailored as per clients' specifications and affection. The company produces her products in a central location, that is close to its consumers so as to reduce the time delay amid the purchase of stock and shipment to the customer. This has resulted in the need of Just-In-Time inventory system. JIT is a management approach that minimizes inventory while also increasing efficiency. JIT is also referred to as TPS (Toyota Production System) as Toyota Company was the first company to incorporate the management strategy in its company.c)To successfully run its operations, Dell has been using the pull-to-order management approach which is a Just -in -Time management approach. The pull-to -order method is a strategy that results in the material being developed only after requisition and thenmoved to where the client needs it and the requested time. According to Venancio Figueroa, the company's spokesman, JIT is a very vital approach in its build-to-order manufacturing process. The model has resulted in increased accuracy in Dell company right from the client, and the supplier stands point. Once Dell gets an order
8Running Head: Business and Managementit contacts her suppliers for material requisition. The requested material is delivered tothe company within an hour and Dell starts working on the product which is ready within five hours after material delivery. Through the use of the Just-In-Time strategy approach, Figueroa indicates that the company has been able to eliminate products from their warehouses and by doing so Dell has improved its output by double. This has made them expand their warehouses also (Fredman, 2018, p. 17).
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