Concepts, practices and expectations of MRP, JIT and OPT in Finland and Japan

Haruki Matsuura, Seiji Kurosu, Allan Lehtimäki

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    This paper aims at comparing Finnish and Japanese concepts and practices regarding manufacturing and operations management. It is seen that there are differences in applying MRP, JIT and OPT. A more detailed study reveals that these differences are partly due to the fact that these concepts are interpreted in different ways in these two countries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)267-272
    Number of pages6
    JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1995



    • Concept
    • Finland
    • Japan
    • Practice
    • Production planning and control

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Management Science and Operations Research
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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