What is an MPH

When is just-in-time production suitable?

Just in time is sometimes called Toyota production model referred to because it was developed by Taichii Ono, a former chief engineer at Toyota.

After 1945, Toyota founder Kiichiro Toyoda wanted his company to quickly catch up with American automobile groups. But the Japanese market was not big enough to make automobile production more economical through economies of scale. Instead of producing more than the market needed, Toyoda decided Eliminate as much waste as possible from the value creation process.

As a result, Taiichi Ono developed the comprehensive JIT principle, which was used not only for production, but also for delivery and distribution. Various other methods are combined in order for the just-in-time approach to work. Kanban boards, for example, are used at the workshop level to keep track of the flow of materials and information. This agile approach is now also independent of production used in project management in many industries.

The Japanese company was not able to catch up with the American competition in the following years, but the economic success that emerged attracted international attention and led to the model of just-in-time delivery spread around the world and is still used today.