Just in Time
or Just in Sequence?
With a few clicks, you can put together the personal product of your choice. The task specialization of all participating suppliers and external service providers in the multi-stage processes is steadily increasing. That is why high-volume series production in batch size 1 has long been a reality.
Just-in-time / just-in-sequence processes can be found not only in the automotive industry, but also in household appliances and tools. The constantly growing number of product variants requires that the individual parts are delivered directly and individually to the respective band – a production without stock saves the OEM storage space and thus capital commitment. In the automotive industry, for example, individual parts are often pre-assembled on a separate conveyor belt or directly at the supplier’s to then enter into production as modules. Thus, the customer’s desire for a tailor-made car to his wishes is possible through this variant-rich vehicle production. After shell and surface, the vehicles are placed on the final assembly line and the arrangement of the vehicles resembles a pearl necklace. Thanks to logistics, all processes of automobile manufacturing can be planned much better.
If the supplier delivers all the individual modules in the right quantity, in the right place, at the exact right time, this is called Just in Time (JIT). If the correct order comes up, we speak of Just in Sequence (JIS) with the advantage that the employee has no extra work on the assembly line and there are no errors in the assignment between the individual parts to be installed and the vehicle.
All advantages of just-in-time production at a glance:
• JIS production is a sequential series production
• It is perfect for high quality, even larger parts with short delivery time
• It reduces stockkeeping at the OEM
• This reduces the capital commitment
• Consistent implementation with the right process specialist reduces the susceptibility to errors
• amotIQ automotive has been a specialist and partner for the automotive and manufacturing industry for over two decades
What exactly is Just in Time? And what can the practitioners of amotIQ automotive do for you?