This article analyses the social implications of the implementation of the Just-in-time system of production management in Western firms. It starts with a consideration of the logic of that system as manifested in Japanese companies and then goes on to focus on the problems of managerial uncertainty surrounding the role of semi-autonomous teams.
JENKINS, A. (1992). Just-in-time, the "Manufacturing Revolution" in the West and New Forms of Work Organization. ESSEC Business School.