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I am a customer of Dell and I can attest that their lead times are quick and I likehow their website allows you to customize the computer that you need. By Dellcustomizing their product for customers they are giving customers more optionsand quick response times. They must have to keep a great relationship withtheir suppliers in order for them to continue to meet customers’ demands.Source:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140630074645133871272reallifeexamplesofsuccessfuljitsystemsThread:Question 4. Brittany ButlerPost:RE: Question 4. Brittany ButlerAuthor:Posted Date:February 1, 2016 10:09 PMStatus:PublishedBrittany –That’s a great point you make about having the suppliers house the inventory inlieu of the company to save on cost and storage space. Now, this would onlywork if you were able to get the products fast enough and had a greatrelationship with the supplier to obtain these products in ample time to ship outto the customers. I know Dell is a very large and successful company and hasthe ability to leverage the suppliers to house the products for them or they couldjust go somewhere else and no supply place would want to sacrifice thatbecause the downside would be tremendous.But for a smaller company, it would be a bit more difficult because they may nothave the leverage power needed to get the suppliers to acclimate to such aJerimiah Burt
2/21/2016Collection – MBA675T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...;22/26(Post is Read)request. Also, the suppliers may not be willing to quickly ship out products in atimely manner and that could hurt business.Most of the companies I found online that use JIT system and were successfulseemed to be larger well established companies or smaller companies with avery precise niche. Some of those were flower shops, computer repair shops,print shops, and some small fast food places. I would say as long as you cannegotiate an agreement between you and the supplier and you can live withthose terms and trust that the supplier will hold up to their end of the agreedupon terms then you can be successful. Otherwise, it might be more beneficialto simply find a cheaper alternative to housing more inventory.Here are 2 of the websites I looked upon before creating my reply:;ofsuccessfuljitsystems/Thanks,JerimiahThread:Question 4. Brittany ButlerPost:RE: Question 4. Brittany ButlerAuthor:Posted Date:February 1, 2016 10:56 PMStatus:PublishedBrittany,Great Post. I think Dell is large enough to demand their suppliers to hold theinventory. This is good for Dell but what about the suppliers? I found an articlecalled "WalMart Put the Squeeze on Vendors", where WalMart is cutting backon inventory and thus making their suppliers hold the inventory or becomebetter in their own manufacturing and shipping processes. The article states