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This article is both interesting and applicable, yet it lacks a Origins/History/(whatever) section to explain JIT's origins and history. Instead, for example, more than halfway through the article, someone named "Ohno" is suddenly but casually mentioned (and without a link), and yet, he seems to be the "father" of the JIT strategy — at least the formalized strategy as we know it. So, I recommend mentioning his full name in its first instance here along with a link to his article in Wikipedia, and hopefully, this can happen at the beginning of the article in an Origins or History section. DFurlani (talk) 12:44, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
JIT starts with Kiichiro Toyoda (http://www.toyota-global.com/company/vision_philosophy/toyota_production_system/origin_of_the_toyota_production_system.html) with Taiichi Ohno figuring out how to implement it with kanban. Misleading to suggest that Toyota adopted it so much as invent it. Jason Yip (talk) 22:08, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
A few grammar improvements
Greetings! I restored some of the older phrasing in the article, but my edit got reverted per "Re-entered material that somewhat had (by mistake?) removed." I must have been a bit unclear with my edit, sorry for that, so let me try to explain it in short and brief:
- The new wording, "JIT/TPS implementations soon followed, as documented in many case-study articles from the 1980s and beyond.", was a bit bizarre so I restored the old wording, "JIT/TPS implementations may be found in many case-study articles from the 1980s and beyond.", which is clear and simple IMHO.
Requested move 18 October 2015
Problems with the lede
There are a couple of problems with the lede in the current article. First of all, the lede should "summarize the body of the article" (WP:LEDE). At the moment, the lede says that
... JIT migrated to Western industry in the 1980s, where its features were put into effect in many manufacturing companies—as is attested to in several books
... and compendia of case studies and articles from the 1980s.
However, neither of these passages are supported by the body of the article. Second, the first passage has 5 sources in its support; the second one 4 sources. This constitutes an obvious WP:OVERCITE problem:
... "citation overkill" ... can lead to examples such as "Garphism is the study of ...
I think just one source should be enough to verify such short passages, although none of the given sources is freely accessible. I am in favor of deleting the material as it does not appear in the body of the article; the right way to go would be to first introduce the material in the body, and only after that include it into the lede. Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 19:32, 14 February 2016 (UTC)