Limitations of Just-in-Time Inventory in Inbound Logistics and The Importance of Right KPIs and Suppliers for Fast-Food Chain
Keywords:Just in time Inventory (JIT), Key Performance Indicator (KPI), Inbound Logistics, Food Chain
Taylor (2017) was more inclined towards the limitation of JIT inventory in the form of a tight supply chain. Organizations that use a JIT inventory system cannot change their strategy immediately, considering the economic forces. For instance, if a local bakery has an order of 60 cupcakes that have to be delivered in 3 days; is told to deliver the order in the next one hour. The local bakery would not be able to meet the demand as the order is not only huge but there is a high chance that the bakery would not be able to meet the quality that the customer was promised by the bakery. These elaborate pieces of literature highlighting the effectiveness of the JIT in case of efficient implementation in the business is the motivation of the researcher for this study which focuses on the fast-food chain which is a highly competitive business sector. This study aims to provide elaborated details on the
boundaries of Just in Time inventory in the inbound logistics for emphasizing the significance of the use of the right KPIs and suppliers in the fast-food chains. where the primary qualitative research approach has been implemented, through the
nature of the interpretivism research approach as well as the indicative research approach.