JIT in developing countries - a case study of the Turkish prefabrication sector


Oral E. , MISTIKOGLU G., ERDIS E.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.38, no.6, pp.853-860, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0360-1323(03)00021-0
  • Title of Journal : BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.853-860

Abstract

Just in Time (JIT) is a production management system, whose success depends on the fulfilment of a number of environmental conditions; which presents the problem related with its applicability in developing countries. The literature shows that the poor supply and demand conditions, and the unstable economic environments are the main obstacles for JIT application in developing countries. Other factors include; high costs of, imported technology, training, maintenance and the quality systems, low costs of labour and, the cultural values based on both high power distance and uncertainty avoidance.