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Exploring the Relationships Between Just-In-Time Technique and Manufacturing Performance: Empirical Evidence From Selected Nigerian Firms


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  1. Authors:
      • Ph. D. John Kolade Obamiro, Afiliation: College of Business and Social Sciences - Nigeria

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  2. Keywords: Just-in-time, total quality management, human resources management, just-intime practice, manufacturing performance, competitive advantage, supporting infrastructure

  3. Abstract:

    This study explores the relationship between just-in-time technique and manufacturing performance of some selected Nigerian companies. Just-in time was considered to be an overall organisational phenomenon. Data were obtained through a structured questionnaire from a sample size of 300 knowledgeable employees to test the developed model and formulated hypotheses that cover both just-intime and the supporting infrastructures. Bivariate correlation analysis was used to test the three hypotheses. The results showed that: (1) there was a significant relationship between total quality management (supporting infrastructure) and just-in-time practices; (2) Human resources management (supporting infrastructure) was positively related to just-in-time practices; (3) there was a positive significant relationship between Just-in-time practices and manufacturing performance. These results demonstrate that justin- time practices can be successfully implemented if certain supporting infrastructures are provided, and also support the notion that just-in-time should be practiced at all levels and departments of the organisation, rather than viewing it strictly for shop floor workers.

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