What does Just-in-Time have to do with personal care?

Dare once again a humorous look at one of the principles out of the Toyota Production System: Just-in-Time


Everybody knows Just-in-Time. You don't believe it?

An example: You are going to a fast food restaurant and order something to eat. Often they prepare your ordered food fresh. That is Just-in-Time. In the economy, in a production process, this is even a more important thing because the ordered product not only costs a Dollar or an Euro. You will have more stock, most likely more transportation efforts etc. if you don't use this principle.

So do you recognize the five key factors for a Just-in-Time production?

For this sketch I had the inspiration from two sides. One is from Sandra Dirks, a flipchart artist and from Mr. Kugler who by incident connected an idea in my mind with an example he used in one of his trainings.

The key factors hidden in the sketch are:

  • The right product
  • at the right time
  • in the right quality
  • at the right place
  • in the correct amount

Did you identify all factors? Great!!!

So if you like this sketch and love this view at a sometimes boring topic, feel free to recommend it to someone else and share the fun.