THE INFLUENCE OF JUST-IN-TIME SYSTEMS ON DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL PERFORMANCE IN THE PRESENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL UNCERTAINTY

The objective of this research was to empirically explore the performance of Just-In-Time (JIT) alternative configurations from a total system perspective, recognizing that the internal functions of a channel system are a complex networking of interdependent and intradependent factors. A temporal total systems approach was utilized. The channel system was simulated by way of the Strategic Planning Model, which allowed subsystems to interact and produced total system performance measures as output. Performance measures of profitability and service were collected under alternative JIT configurations and under alternative uncertainty conditions. With these data and appropriate statistical hypothesis testing procedures, insight into the nature of JIT inventory flow was gained.

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  • Accession Number: 00612549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM