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UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST
GRADUATE SCHOOL
MBA PROGRAM

JUST-IN-TIME
Case Analysis of Boys and Boden (B&B)

Submitted by :
Abtin Zanjani

Submitted to :
Engr. Melodia Pahati

March 15 , 2013

JUST-IN-TIME
Case Analysis of Boys and Boden (B&B)

I. VIEWPOINT
Dean Hammond, as a general manager of the company ,our objective is how to provide an ever expanding list of satisfied customers with exactly the right product, at the right time, and at a competitive price .

II. TIME CONTEXT

The problem started when the customized nature of B&B’s products is not conducive to the type of streamlining seen in volume manufacturing applications, the streamline and reorganize their staircase setup, in attempt to save time and reduce transport within their facility.

III. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
PRIMARILY
* The company strives to meet the exacting needs of the customers that rely on top quality products and service. SECONDARY
* Elimination of the significant amount of waste that exists in current operational processes. * Elimination of the need for joinery both inside and outside of the company ,

IV. AREAS OF CONSIDERATION

STRENGTH

* Strong supply chain
* Pricing power
* Economies of scale
* Cost advantages

WEAKNESSES

* Cost structure
* Weak brand

OPPORTUNITIES

* Fragmented market
* Online market
* New services
* New products
* New markets
* International expansion

THREATS

* Bad economy
* Volatile currencies
* Intense competition
* Government regulations
* Change in tastes
* Political risk
* Volatile costs

V. ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEMS

According to Dean Hammond, he can implement JIT techniques that seek to eliminate the significant amount of waste that exists in his current operational processes. Basically, there are seven wastes to be considered as obstacles in the lean system. 1. production...
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