A detailed survey of just-in-time implementation status within Libyan cement industry, and its implication for operations management

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Rajab Abduallah Hokoma
Hala Mansour Amaigl

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This paper investigates in detail the current status of the implementation levels of JIT key-factors and their sub-elements within the cement industry within Libya, and its implication for management within the said industry. A survey methodology has been applied in this detailed investigation using an intensive questionnaire and one-to-one interviews of the correspondent organizations. Based on the analysis of the survey findings, the results show that the implementation status of the JIT key-factors and their sub-elements are found to be in the modest levels across all the surveyed organisations, thereby indicating to opportunities for eliminating waste and improving the value chain. This paper has also pointed to crucial areas where the senior management body within this industry need to take immediate actions in order to achieve an effective and successful implementation of JIT systems. The paper also makes a contribution by providing an insight into what extent the JIT key-factors and their sub-elements are understood and implemented within the key Libyan manufacturing industry.

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Rajab Abduallah Hokoma, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli

Presently, my duties and research at The University of Tripoli (the main university in Libya) are in the area of Manufacturing and Quality Planning and Control, JIT,  MRPII, TQM, Supply Chain Management, Maintenance Planning, Operations Management, Risk Management and Strategy. my non-lecturing duties include among others, (acting as) the consultant and adviser for manufacturing and quality planning and control and liaison with Industry and Education

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