Abstract

It is well known that the performance of the JIT production system is optimum in a deterministic environment. However, real-world situations contain uncertainties in processing times, with which traditional JIT does not deal well. In this paper, we present a newly developed Kanban system that systematically manipulates the number of Kanbans to cope with the discrepancies introduced by the uncertainty in processing times. We illustrate that the performance of this new system is superior to the traditional JIT system in such an environment.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 1995 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, pp. 419-421, 1995

Keywords

Kanban system, Just in time systems

Subject Categories

Recycling (Waste (etc.))

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

1995

Rights Information

Copyright 1995, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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