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Harley-Davidson's Just-in-time Journey

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Mieraj Begum

on 17 September 2013

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Transcript of Harley-Davidson's Just-in-time Journey

Harley-Davidson's Just-in-time Journey
Nikhat Afshan
Debapratim Purkayastha

Harley Davidson-Background
1903- Harley Davidson started at Milwaukee
1917- Became largest motorcycle company in the world.
1950-Faced competition from British & Japanese manufacturers.
1969- Merged with AMF
1981- Began JIT inventory program at Milwaukee

JIT @ Harley Davidson
Reduction of inventory within entire supply chain
Reduce overall costs within supply chain
Reducing overall procurement lead time
Reducing delivery lead time for customers.
Reducing delivery lead time for customers.
Improving competitive position
Improving product quality
Greater flexibility of supply chain.
Benefits out of JIT
Succeeded in manufacturing high quality motor cycles at low cost
Achieved inventory turnover from 5 to 20
Inventory reduction- 75%
Increased productivity- 50%
Reduction of scrap & rework- 68%
Just in time @ Harley Davidson
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