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Volume-2,Issue-1  ( Jan, 2014 )
Paper Title
Supplier Evaluation And Purchasing In Jit Environment-A Survey Of Indian Firms
Author Name
S.N.Kulkarni, A.M.Patil,S.S.Pingle
Associate.Prof. Department of Industrial Production., Dr.P.G.Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology Bijapur
Abstract: Traditional concepts of quality and customer satisfaction have been challenged in recent years and new benchmarks have been established. Several Indian firms have either initiated steps towards JIT implementation or claim to have already implemented many aspects of JIT. JIT system is globally accepted manufacturing strategy, which has been found capable of reducing cost in all areas which emphasize on waste reduction. It is an approach to eliminate waste and achieve excellence in manufacturing. Purchasing has been found to be an important area of JIT application because of its potential for quality improvement and cost savings. JIT purchasing is the uninterrupted flow of 100 per cent acceptable material delivered on due dates at optimal costs, 100 per cent of the time. On the basis of survey of Indian companies this paper attempts to analyze the importance of attributes to JIT purchasing and supplier evaluation criteria.Study indicates that separate implementation of JIT purchasing may not be feasible in many Indian Industries. However the system definitely merits trials. Attention must be focused on the identified important attributes in the Industrial environment so that the maximum benefits can be obtained out of JIT Implementation.
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