Episode 6 – A Just-In-Time Parts Management System for your Shop!

Jan 2022 | ATI Podcasts, Automotive Tech Info, feature

Jordan Hill
Jordan Hill

Jordan Hill is a diagnostic technician with ASE Master Tech and L1 credentials. With over 23 years of experience in the industry, Jordan has worked in several shops and has developed some interesting ideas about how independent repair shops can use some of the quality-control practices commonly found in the manufacturing world. In this episode, Jordan explains how adopting a Just-In-Time management system for your frequently-used parts can not only improve any repair shop operation that stocks parts, it can help develop and retain your best employees as well! Listen in as Jordan discusses:

  • What are Just-in-Time methods for parts management?
  • How Just-in-Time (JIT) systems developed in Japan after WW2.
  • Why JIT helps eliminate waste in inventory control.
  • The specifics of JIT programs and what you need to think about.
  • How much is enough when it comes to having parts on hand?
  • Using your existing management systems to identify frequently-used parts.
  • Finding the right people in your shop to manage your inventory system.
  • The benefits of JIT thinking in employee development.
  • The simple way to track and manage frequently-used inventory.
  • How JIT can improve your supplier relationships while saving money!
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