Design Features| Production flexibility| High| Narrow range| High| High| | Order tracking| High degree| None| Fairly high| Low| | Data accuracy| High| None| High (limited areas)| High (limited areas)| | Computational needs| Lots| Minimal| Some| Some |
| Scheduling flexibility| High| Poor| Good| Good|
| Shop layout| Flexible| Restricted| Flexible| Flexible| Usage Features| Production lead time| Very long| Very short| Medium| Variable| | Production batch size| Large| Small| Vary| Smaller| | Resource efficiency focus| Labor| Materials| Bottleneck| Constraint| | Inventory levels| Large| Minimal| Medium| Medium|
| Set-up time| Averaged| Minimized| Adjusted| Minimized|
Just in Time
* It seems to be the least – cost production control: Reducing inventory levels and reducing manufacturing lead times. * It is a repetitive process. JIT is a very product inflexible, highly repetitive process. * It works with production orders of the same size (KANBAs) * It was created focus on getting the materials in and out of the production...