From Just in Time Manufacturing to On-Demand Services

Just in Time Manufacturing to On-Demand Services
  • Ananth Krishnamurthy
Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 16)


This survey examines the transformation of manufacturing industry to Just in Time (JIT) manufacturing and mass customization. The main objective is to identify strategies that will accelerate the realization of information technology enabled on-demand services. Manufacturing and service systems are compared in terms of the similarities and differences with respect to issues related to their design, planning, and performance evaluation. These comparisons show that problems related to portfolio optimization, workforce optimization, and resources allocation are important in both manufacturing and service systems, suggesting that the similarities be exploited to develop strategies for on-demand services. This study also identifies several unique characteristics of services that need to be accounted for while developing specific strategies for the service industry.

Key words

Manufacturing Systems Just in Time On-demand Services Healthcare Education Business Consulting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ananth Krishnamurthy
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  1. 1.Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering SystemsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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