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Impact of Just-In-Time manufacturing on profit maximization

Abdullah, Hariem and Aziz, Hemn (2017): Impact of Just-In-Time manufacturing on profit maximization. Published in: International Business Management , Vol. 11, No. 7 (2017): pp. 1462-1468.


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Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing is a production system in which products are produced to meet demand on time. The companies benefits to hold no inventories, meaning possessing zero inventories. But, the requirements of applying JIT strategy are several to be challenging for developing countries. However, it is argued that the advantages of implementing JIT, such as the lower warehouse costs, better supply chain management and less waste are very worthy in order to down product cost and improve its quality towards the industrial organizations profit maximization and their position in the markets. Given the importance of the foregoing, the current study tried to investigate the extant of the implementation of JIT production strategy by small companies in Kurdistan region of Iraq and its impacts on profit maximization. To achieve this end, the quantitative method for data collection in the framework of the case study was chosen. This has been through the use of a questionnaire survey that has already been tested. The results of the study revealed that at Kurdistan regions’ small manufacturing firms can take advantages better of JIT implementation through overcome the difficulties like the lack of providing raw materials at any needed time without having to keep stock. this is in order to decreasing product cost and increasing its quality towards maximizing their profits and position in the markets.

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