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An innovative way of improving just in time delivery by using the Quality Scheduling Index


  • George Cristian Gruia

    () (Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Management and Economics, Czech Republic)

  • Michal Kavan

    () (Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Management and Economics, Czech Republic)


The article is focused on presenting a new Quality Scheduling Index which can help managers in producing and delivering goods to the customers according to their quality requirements and time deliverables. The index is combining the required level of quality of the products and the Just In Time production schedule, which a company should maintain in order to deliver the requested products by the market. The authors present a new managerial tool which can be used to assess, control and improve the manufacturing process by reducing manufacturing time and increasing the quality of the products. This offers a new perspective on the consumer's safety and their requested level of qualitative products and forces the management to consider customers and their satisfaction level, starting with the manufacturing process of the goods. The Quality Scheduling Index is then partially implemented in a Romanian middle size manufacturing company and results are analyzed. An increase in average of 27percents in time better consumption of the available time is obtained corroborated with a 6 percents increase in the production of qualitative products with zero defects. The article presents partial results of the authors' yet not published work in their research of operational management.

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  • George Cristian Gruia & Michal Kavan, 2014. "An innovative way of improving just in time delivery by using the Quality Scheduling Index," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 7(1), pages 73-83, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:7:y:2014:i:1:p:73-83

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    Cited by:

    1. George Cristian GRUIA & GRUIA, 2014. "Sustainable Growth with the Help of Quality Scheduling Index," International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Spiru Haret University, vol. 1(1), pages 160-167, December.

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    quality; scheduling; index; consumer; time;

    JEL classification:

    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
    • O21 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Planning Models; Planning Policy
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality


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