Which of the following is a major difference between the just-in-time (JIT) and traditional approaches to manufacturing?

  1. The JIT approach usually involves a large number of suppliers while traditional approaches usually involve only a small number of suppliers.
  2. The JIT approach requires centralized purchasing while traditional approaches encourage purchasing decisions by production employees.
  3. The JIT approach uses a push-through system while traditional approaches use a pull-through system.
  4. The JIT approach operates with low inventory levels while traditional approaches may operate with high inventory levels.

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