Just in time, computers and storage/carrier systems

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  • Created on: 22-05-16 17:58
What is Just In Time production?
Quick response manufacture. On-demand production. Manufacturers respond quickly to changes in fashion.
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Describe JIT
Materials delivered to factory as needed for production. Products made as needed and delivered to retailer when required. Highly dependent on computer systems (CAD, CAM, EPOS).
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What are the benefits of JIT production?
Meets demands. Allows for changing fashions, allows customer orders to be met quickly. Reduce waste as delivered when needed. Less storage needed.
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What does storage and carrier systems refer to?
How garments are stored and transported in and from factories. Garments are stored & transported on rails. Arrive at shop ready for display.
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What is EPOS?
Rapid communication between retailers and manufacturers.
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Describe EPOS
Barcode system. Quick response as helps to meet demands. Keeps track of stock levels. Records which items are selling and which should be reordered. Reordering done automatically.
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What does CIM stand for?
Computer Integrated manufacture.
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Describe CIM
Complete automation of a factory. CAD --> CAM --> automated storage, distribution.
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How does the internet help?
Allows communication anywhere in the world.
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Describe the use of the internet
Makes fast fashions possible. Makes using cheap labour in LEDC's possible.
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Materials delivered to factory as needed for production. Products made as needed and delivered to retailer when required. Highly dependent on computer systems (CAD, CAM, EPOS).

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