Inventory level change before and after the great east Japan earthquake: implications for just-in-time / Shinnosuke Hara

Hara, Shinnosuke (2016) Inventory level change before and after the great east Japan earthquake: implications for just-in-time / Shinnosuke Hara. Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal (APMAJ), 11 (2). pp. 169-192. ISSN 2550-1631

Abstract

Just-in-time (JIT) is an excellent Japanese management technique. However, it has received criticisms about its limitation during unexpected disasters, especially after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Some companies prefer to stock as a countermeasure to the damage sustained by supply chains. Though the earthquake had a significant effect, is such a decision appropriate? How did Toyota Motor Corporation (the originator of JIT) behave in this situation? In this study, we address these question through an investigation of the inventory turnover of Toyota and its suppliers. We analyze the inventory turnover using statistical tests. Our results support the tendency of companies to increase inventory possession after an earthquake. However, a particular company showed a tendency to decrease its inventory. Considering the situation of all the suppliers when evaluating inventory control is necessary because the analysis is conducted at the supply chain level.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Hara, ShinnosukeUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Environmental policy and economic development. Sustainable development. Environmental management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Risk management. Risk in industry. Operational risk
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Economic development. Development economics. Economic growth > Economic development
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal (APMAJ)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal (APMAJ)
ISSN: 2550-1631
Volume: 11
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 169-192
Item ID: 29979
Uncontrolled Keywords: Just-in-time, Inventory level change, Earthquake
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29979

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