To produce its sports utility vehicle, the MercedesBen/M-class, Daimler-Chrysler’s US production facility was designed with the Just-in-Time (JIT) philosophy in mind. The facility was set up with an "in-sequence delivery," system. When a new vehicle production order was initiated, module manufacturers had a prescribed time frame to manufacture and deliver modules to the proper place in the line in a prescribed sequence, and ready to be placed on the line. Constant communication was maintained...

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5.5.2 Manage inventories
5.3.6 Warehouse or store product
5.2.2 Work with suppliers/outsourced contractors

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