A 'peer reviewed' journal indexed on Cabell's Directory, and also distributed by EBSCO and Proquest Database
It is a quarterly journal focusing on Inventory control, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Just-In-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Business Process Re-engineering, Logistics management, Six Sigma, Benchmarking and flexible manufacturing systems.
The Importance of Flexible Workforce in Jit System: A Theoretical Approach
The aim of this paper is to theoretically analyze the importance of flexible workforce in any organization/firm. A literature review of 38 papers related to basic elements of Just-in-Time (JIT) in various sectors was carried out, and the data was analyzed, followed by a discussion on case studies related to workforce flexibility in different firms. This paper explains the importance of having a flexible workforce. From literature review, it was found that the JIT basic elements' continuous improvement and quality are closer to flexible workforce than other elements. To put it differently, adopting JIT through a flexible workforce will only be successful if continuous improvement is achieved, and by doing so, the quality of the entire organization will increase. This paper provides an overview of implementing JIT through flexible workforce in any organizational sector. It suggests a better way of using flexible workforce for the successful implementation of JIT.
Supply Chain Impact from End Customer Demand Volatility: A Computer-Based Simulation Approach
The bullwhip effect is a well-known phenomenon in supply chain management. Whereas past research has focused on factors like supply rationing, batch-size, lead time, etc., mainly from an analytical perspective, this paper broadens the research by specifically examining the impact from end customer demand volatility not only on demand (order size) but also on inventory levels and supply chain cost. The results confirm the findings of past research and bring new insights on the impact of component and compound bullwhip effect behavior across supply chain echelons by showing that end customer demand volatility acts as an amplifier.
The Impact of Quality Commitment on the Implementation of TQM in Hensa 168 Rubber Corporation
Total Quality Management (TQM) is defined as a continuous effort by the management as well as employees of a particular organization to ensure long term customer loyalty and satisfaction. This study aims to assess how a company's quality commitment may be described in terms of dedication and willingness, and to identify the difficulties encountered by the management and employees. It also aims to determine if there is a significant relationship between the company's commitment and difficulties encountered, and quality improvement. The authors have used IBM SPSS Statistics 25 to analyze the variables and performed ANOVA, independent sample t-test, linear regression and Spearman's Rho to determine the significance of the study and the relationship between the variables. The study concludes that quality commitment has a positive impact on TQM implementation. The higher the dedication and willingness of the employees, the easier it is to implement TQM.
The Need for an Inventory Control System
|Click here to upload your Articles|