Requirements and Benefits of Implementing Just-In-Time Manufacturing for Small-Firm Manufacturers


  • Stanley E. Fawcett Michigan State University
  • John N. Pearson Arizona State University


This study explores the applicability of Just-In-Time (/IT ) manufacturing elements for small-firm manufacturers.  A survey of small-firm electronic firms  was undertaken  to identify  and  document  the level of /IT implementation alread y underway. Integrating concepts necessary for  successful  /IT  implemen­ tation along with the benefits of /IT are also discussed . It is suggested that /IT  manufacturing  is a viable and  useful strategy  to enhance the competitive  position  of small  manufacturing  firms.


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Fawcett, S. E., & Pearson, J. N. (1990). Requirements and Benefits of Implementing Just-In-Time Manufacturing for Small-Firm Manufacturers. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 1(2), 10-26. Retrieved from