Essays on Implementation, Effects and Advantages of JITQC Initiative to the Company Case Study

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The paper “ Implementation, Effects and Advantages of JITQC Initiative to the Company” is affecting variant of the case study on business. Company XYZ adopted a policy illustrated as total quality control /just-in-time initiative. The mandate of the initiative was to improve the competitiveness of the company and also improve across all the other business measures. To implement the policy, company XYZ came up with some policies to follow in line with the objectives of the initiative. The principles included the focus to quality first and not the short-term profit, fully involving employees in problem-solving, and using a more flexible and broader management perspective.

Company XYZ also uses groups, sites, and corporate officials to help suppliers adopt the JITQC initiative. Good supplier input makes the company be more productive in its operations. The sourcing of company XYZ comes from Information systems and local sources of supply. The local supply helps the company XYZ to know the needs of the people, so they know the specific requirements that the local population requires. Information systems also help in shipments through the forecast.

This paper discusses the implementation, effects, and advantages of the JITQC initiative to company XYZ.     Question 1.The significance of this renaming purchasing to ‘ supplier management’ and how Company XYZ’ s sourcing strategy to link directly to the corporate goals and objectives of JITQCThe objective of company XYZ of renaming purchasing to” suppliers management” was to improve the Just-in-Time Quality Initiative (JITQC) that the company adopted in the 1990s. The renaming was significant as it brought out time as the prime competitive weapon of the company. The initiative merges the concept of total quality management with the concepts just-in-time of total quality management giving the company a top competitive ground in the market and improve across all business measures (Blome, C et al 2014, p. 34).

The renaming also assists to crumble time from the product, time-to-market, as well as a swift response to all customers, demands. The major part of Company XYZ’ s sourcing strategy is Information Systems. Through the electronic data interchange (EDI), company XYZ is able to provide to external suppliers and MRP-driven one-year prediction, every time the MRP system is updated.

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