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post #1 of 29 Old 07-07-2005, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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JIT....

I know this is great for end users (end users, for us, means OEM) but this **** is killing us...

Vague vendor schedules (changes from week to week, sometimes as much as 400%).

Used to order 2ea. (keep one on the shelf), no more... Used to order 20ea. (keep 10ea. on the shelf) no more.

Yes... we are the middle men, brokers as it were. We are a distributor for many major industrial parts manufacturers BUT... They seem to be into JIT also... Someday this is going to grind to a halt!!!!

Sorry!.... Bad day at work!!!
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Re: JIT....

JIT in time is an over reaction to over stocking. I agree it is going to cost $$ big (did on September 11 for the auto makers that depend on US/Canada traffic)

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I feel your pain. Material flow is so critical these days...

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Re: JIT....

Any time you begin to look through the veil of modern supply chain management you begin to see where it can go horribly wrong. JIT doesn't always work for everyone involved, at one point in the chain someone must retain classic supply habits and carry the cost of stocking more than typically needed. As a distributor, there is never an excuse for being left with nothing. First your MRP system is screwed if you haven't planned enough for a safety stock. But at no time should a supplier hold up the schedules of an OEM. (I know this is ideal not real world)

I would have a bad day as well, but it sounds like you guys should adjust your safety stock levels and plan for longer periods where JIT hasn't come through.
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JIT was originally developed for internal factory supply. That way you didn't need to keep extra stock in your warehouse to supply the assembly line. Warehouse space is expensive. Then some dumbshit gets the bright idea to expand it out to work with end-to-end manufacture, distribution, point of sale. Again using the mantras "warehouse space is expensive" and "extra stock may not get used." So now JIT is used or at least attempted to be used in all manner of industry. Sorrry but **** happens and any break in the supply line screws up the whole sequence. Inside a factory moving material between and to work stations is a simple thing to control. Out in the real world there are too many variable to account for. So the bottom line is that if you are a vendor you are **** out of luck if anything happens to your supply line. And with some of the dipshits who work in the motorcycle/automotive parts world waiting for your orders to arrive is like watching a pot boil.
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Re: JIT....

Waiting patiently for Phobe to pop in and set you all straight on this issue...

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Re: JIT....

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JIT in time
Do you also say "VIN number?"
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Lol at Pete so much I choked on my hamburger meat...

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You call it your hamburger?
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Re: JIT....

Looks like that JIT worked out for Toyota with their trucks again. Another day, another Toyota recall.
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You call it your hamburger?
I think he misspelled handburger.
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Lol at Pete so much I choked on my hamburger meat...
Well, I did get chastised for saying "VIN number" here once before, so...

Comes with the Cajun territory I guess, what with calling a garden hose a "hose pipe," toasted slices of bread "toast bread," and coffee with milk "coffee milk."
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Looks like that JIT worked out for Toyota with their trucks again. Another day, another Toyota recall.
I've done some work for the local Toyota plant here...they have an interesting solution to their critical JIT issues...

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I've done some work for the local Toyota plant here...they have an interesting solution to their critical JIT issues...
Phobe is on speed dial?
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Well, I did get chastised for saying "VIN number" here once before, so...

Comes with the Cajun territory I guess, what with calling a garden hose a "hose pipe," toasted slices of bread "toast bread," and coffee with milk "coffee milk."


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