Hartman Industries

Hartman Industries: Just In Time
MGT 449

Hartman Industries: Just In Time
Hartman industries are the premiere industry in plastic mold injections. “Hartman Industries create innovative plastic designs that have earned international acclaim. Attention to detail, extreme precision, and high quality control standards are the hallmarks of Hartman Industries” (Hartman Industries, 2011). Hartman Industries defines its operation by utilizing quality management tools that help the industry maintain the competitive advantage that the company currently retains in its respected industry. This industry has facilities in the U.S. and China, and has been successful during recent operations, however there are areas of opportunity in the manufacturing process. The implementation of a Just-In-Time delivery and manufacturing is a continual improvement tool will be helpful in creating an efficient use of materials in an already efficient and successful process. In this proposal the company will learn why Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing will improve quality for the company. With help from the Quality Management Assessment Team A (QMATA), the company will also become familiar with the systems needed to implement the JIT process and how it will benefit Hartman Industries.   Also the current variations in the process at Hartman Industries will also be examined, and Hartman Industries will see how beneficial the JIT process will help reduce variations in the manufacturing process.
JIT’s Benefit to the Organization
According   to "Investor Words” (2011), JIT is “A strategy for inventory management in which raw   materials and components are delivered from the vendor or supplier immediately before they are needed in the manufacturing process.” This type of quality management became known first by Toyota Production System (TPS) when developing cars for Toyota. This process name changed to JIT, referring to developing inventory at the right time so that if this process is used correctly...