Handbook on Geographies of Technology
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Handbook on Geographies of Technology

Edited by Barney Warf

This Handbook offers an insightful and comprehensive overview from a geographic perspective of the numerous and varied technologies that are shaping the contemporary world. It shows how geography and technology are intimately linked by examining the origins, growth, and impacts of 27 different technologies and highlighting how they influence the structure and spatiality of society.
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Chapter 26: Just- in- time and space

Ruth Rama and Adelheid Holl

Abstract

Just-in-time (JIT) delivery systems have been a hallmark of post-Fordist production. This chapter notes that JIT is a ‘soft’ technology that consists of procedures and processes. Japanese in origin, it has become widely deployed. The chapter examines its applicability in other contexts, unpacking the issue of whether its adoption is spatially homogeneous or not. Next it turns to the question of whether JIT promotes the clustering of firms, in part because vertically disintegrated production complexes deploy it extensively. Finally, it compares the adoption of JIT with other technologies, such as CAD/CAM systems.

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