Six Sigma was started at Motorolabut gained great visibility as a result of its implementation at GeneralElectric under the tutelage of Jack Welch.
Just-in-Time came to the UnitedStates as an adaptation of the Toyota Production System.
Lean became part of the businesslexicon as a result of James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones’s book LeanThinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation.
Discuss the differences andsimilarities between these three approaches to quality.
Examine whether the three approachescan be used independently or in combination with each other. Support youranswer with examples.
Think of how you would decide thebest approach to quality for your company.
Womack, J. P., & Jones, D. T.(2003). Lean thinking: Banish waste and create wealth in your corporation.New York, NY: Simon &
Just-in-Time came to the UnitedStates as an adaptation of the Toyota Production System. When it first came tothe United States, it was deemed to be Zero Inventories, although Taiichi Ohnoactually called the process “Lean.”
Discuss the basics of Just-in-Timeusing an example from the industry. Further, justify whether Just-in-Time is aninventory control policy or a process improvement methodology. Also, examine ifit can be both.