Lean production

Eliminating waste and producing products on time can reduce costs and meet customer needs

Manufacturers can draw on tried and tested practices that companies have used to streamline processes to raise profits and increase market share.

Friday, 11 July, 2008, 12:00am

JIT develops Shanghai factory

Singapore electronics contract manufacturer JIT Holdings will develop a US$6.5 million facility in Pudong, Shanghai, to house the group's Chinese activities. JIT offers manufacturing and distribution services to original equipment manufacturers in electronics. On Monday, it said it had received approval in principle to list on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore.

18 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

JIT in new HK service

JAPAN Intermodal Transport (JIT) will start a consolidation service from Hong Kong next month.

Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Osaka ports are the destinations.

Transit time to Japan will be six days to Tokyo, five to Yokohama, four to Kobe and three to Osaka.

27 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

JIT starts China service

JAPAN Intermodel Transport Co (JIT) has started a through transport service to southern China via Hong Kong.

The service, in partnership with Taiping Cargo Service of Hong Kong, covers Guangdong province.

JIT handles not only general cargo, but also parts and finished goods for Japanese manufacturers operating in the province.

19 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Look to life for lessons on planning

THE air was charged with talk of MRP this week. Material Resources Planning applications tote up all the inputs that go into the making and selling of a widget, flagging suspicious items that could throw your business into the sea.

The Hong Kong Productivity Council's Raymong Tsang cautioned MRP was only useful if you invested heaps on training.

24 May 1994 - 12:00am