Strategic Global Operations

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The Requirements for Assessment
Assessment One – Coursework assignment
Students will be required to write an essay supported with reference to the academic literature that answers the following question:
Many companies have honed their competitive edge by adopting the just-in-time philosophy that involves producing goods to meet demand exactly in time, quality and quantity. But such highly-tuned systems leave manufacturers vulnerable to disruptions in any of the many links in their supply chain. Major storms like Hurricane Sandy and other unexpected natural disaster such as Japanese Tsunami have prompted some companies to rethink the popular just-in-time style of doing business.
Critically analyse the elements of Toyota’s JIT practices and explain how such elements had influenced Toyota performance objective.

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