It is very important in business/production to do everything just in time in order to save money and resources. Actually as a result of this idea the Just in time theory was elaborated. This theory originated in Japanese industry says that materials should be delivered into production when they are actually required (as soon as previous batch of materials has been already processed and moved to the next stage).
The point of just in time method is to avoid passive units that expect processing or work - there is no standing idle equipment and workers, so they stay effective all the time, and no accumulation of materials and inventories, so warehousing costs are reduced. Just in time theory stands for careful planning of time and workflow organization, so moving of products through the manufacturing process and delivery from suppliers can be managed on schedule. In other words the meaning of the method is to have only the necessary material at the necessary place at the necessary time without standstills, waiting and accumulations.
This method after certain adaptation also can be implemented in other workflows, not only in production. In order to organize your work and ensure that you do everything you can use special software.
VIP Task Manager is real-time teamwork software that will help you to ensure on-time delivery of work and project outputs. This just in time software allows you to manage business and projects schedules/tasks to control performance in real-time and to analyze team efficiency. With a help of this groupware you can set roles, assign tasks, share business and project schedules among team members, share documents and track project evolution in terms of time, tasks and costs.
VIP Organizer is individual task manager that can be used for effective management of small business projects or your personal projects. This simple just in time software allows you to manage your time, priorities and checklists. You can use this product to organize your daily activities, notes and files.
To ensure just in time planning you need to do the following:
- start your just in time software
- create working tasks for you and other team members
- use Task Tree to create project break-down structure
- plan timelines, costs and set priorities, assign tasks to performers
- control project evolution in terms of tasks completion, time and costs
- control individual performance, productivity and time of each team members