Operations Management





There are several potential disadvantages or risks of implementing JIT, which might preclude companies from pursuing that strategy. Examples include: (1) risk of supply shortage (what if there’s a strike at your supplier’s plant?); (2) no “just-in-rase” inventory (safety stock) to cover unforeseen events (fires, absenteeism, snowstorms, etc.). Research and discuss additional disadvantages or risks associated with JIT and discuss their impact.

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