JIT and Knowledge Building LO16482

John Zavacki (jzavacki@greenapple.com)
Sat, 10 Jan 1998 18:51:13 -0500

Replying to LO16449 --

DJones@asheville.cc.nc.us <DJones@asheville.cc.nc.us> says:

>A little over a year ago I came up with an analogy which I have found
>useful in understanding "knowledge building systems". As a Certified
>Quality Engineer (CQE), I've worked with "just-in-time" (JIT) concepts as
>they apply to inventory and process control. I've found that these same
>JIT principles have some interesting analogues when applied to "knowledge
>building" (as opposed to "widgit building").


>The benefits of JIT in the manufacturing arena are well known; but, what
>about in the knowledge building arena? I throw this question out to the
>LO list in the hopes of generating some discussion. We could all wait
>to meet and discuss this at some future "batch processing" conference;
>however, I would prefer your JIT response.


go to ASQ and do a search on "just-in-time training". There have been
several articles in Quality Progress Magazine over the last five years on
the topic. It is an important concept and one which has not yet got
enough press.




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