Innovation and production management through a just in sequence strategy in a multinational Brazilian Metal-mechanic Industry

E.C.H. Dorion, J. C. F. Guimaraes, E. A. Severo, Z. C. Reis, P. M. Olea
  • September 2014, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • DOI: 10.1109/icmit.2014.6942400

Innovation management through a just in sequence strategy in a Brazilian Metal-mechanic Industry

What is it about?

This study aims to describe the implementation of a project supply strategy, based on the Just in Sequence concepts; highlighting its difficulties and benefits. The case is described as a Brazilian metal mechanic company that operates in the assembly of road transport and freight vehicles, being one of the market leaders in Brazil and around the world. The results show clear evidence that the new method presented difficulties related to the discipline of the employees in effectively using the JIS tool, however, it presents concrete innovations related to communication processes between the areas of production and stocks scheduling, as well as the reduction in inventories components within the production process, increasing the efficiency of the assembly line.

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