Monday, May 24, 2010

Just In Time




When my wife was still here, she has the habit of not buying anything until we ran out of it like sugar or cooking oil. Then she would instruct our maid to buy from the neighborhood store whose prices were always a lot higher than the supermarket prices. I was the other extreme though. I would buy supplies from the supermarket that would last for two weeks to a month and would always look for bargains and volume discounts which most of the time bloated my buying budget . When my wife went to the US to work, I was left alone to tackle our budget and I had to be really judicious in spending because I had no one else to borrow from if I ran out of money.
Then I remembered the Japanese style of warehousing management called Just In Time. The Japanese style involve suppliers who will monitor the company's consumption of raw materials, packaging materials and other components of production and advise management when to buy new materials. I became adept at buying just the right amount of goods to last at almost exactly the next remittance date from my wife. Thus, I avoided my previous penchant for over stocking. I also trimmed down on non essentials and looked for cheaper substitutes without sacrificing quality. But this will not hold true for our salvation. We cannot wait for the last moment to repent from our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior. We may not be as lucky as the thief on the cross who was able to attain salvation from Jesus Christ at the last moment before he died.



Tags: Just In Time, Japanese Style of Warehousing Management, Theory Z, Japanese Style of Management, Japan, Japanese, Affluence, Success in Business, Economics

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Management/Business/Economics

19 comments:

teJan said...

What a nice transition from your own experience Mel..Godbless!

This reminds me of the saying I read somewhere it goes: "MANY COME TO JESUS AT 11TH HOUR WHAT IF YOU WILL DIE AT 10:59?"

hehe..its like a joke but it made me ponder!

Thanks for sharing!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi teJan,
Yes, you are right. It's not a joke since the Bible said that the thief (the devil)comes only to steal, kill and destroy. What if before a person accepts Jesus Christ at the last hour the thief comes and steal his very life? The Bible also said that Today if you hear His voice do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b).
The opportunity for salvation may not come again for the thief might steal it away from us. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

I Love-Hate America by Bing said...

This reminds me of the verse, "Do not store up things on earth but store up treasures in heaven."
Thanks for the reminder .

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

lets pray always na walang mangyaring masama sa atin..

Dhemz said...

very well said kuyaMel....another post to think of....:)

nako, kami din...we buy stuff that will last for a month....nakakatipid kasi....:)


about pala sa school ko...sa august pa kasi ang pasokan...sa july pa yung enrollment....siguro after our vegas trip na ako mag eenroll...:)

musta pala ang princess mo KuyaMel? is she taking any activities this summer?

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bingkee,
Yes, that is so true. We should store up treasures in heaven where no thief will break in. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
I agree with you wholeheartedly. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Nagagawa ninyo yun kasi kumpleto ang budget ninyo for one month. I have to adjust to the remittance schedule of my wife. Buti naman at tutuloy ka sa pagaaral sa August. Ang bunso ko ay nasa bahay lang. Lumalabas lang kami pag Sunday para sa service. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Tey said...

Hi Mel, I am so glad to visit your blog again. I wasn't able to do some blog visit to my online friends for a couple of week due to some personal problems. But everything is okey now with the help of God... Thanks for this very inspiring post again.
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Yes, I know because I always monitor your posts. I knew that you were quite unnerved by the absence of your husband and was yourself again upon his return. Ganyan talaga ang nagmamahal, tumitigil ang ikot nang mundo kapag wala ang object of love niya, hehehe, lol. Now you're back to normal and back to the same routine as before. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

shydub said...

Bilib ako sayo Sir mel, Pinandigan mo talaga bilang tatay at nanay ng tahanan. Parang hirap yata ganyan ano, but we have no choice. someone has to find ways to get a job to meet the ends. You wife is so lucky because the money that she work hard in the US did not go to watse. You handle the responsibility so well Sir Mel.

I have a co teacher, when she went to the US to work her husband was cheating. But you know na mga pinoy even if someone is cheating we give them another chance.

Thanks for sharing your personal life Sir Mel.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
I can never cheat on my wife Shy for two reasons- one is the fear of the Lord. Ayokong masira ang pangalan nang Panginoon sa buhay ko. 2nd is nakakahiya naman sa asawa ko, nagpapakahirap siya sa pagtrabaho sa America tapos ako ay magloloko lang sa kanya. Saka mahal na mahal ko ang misis ko at hindi ko siya kayang lukohin. Isa pa hindi magiging maganda sa paningin nang mga anak ko kung makikita nila na nagloloko ako. Mawawala ang paggalang nila sa akin. Ang pangarap ko ay makapagipon para sa aming kinabukasan. Salamat sa dalaw at komento. God bless you all always.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Very good post, Mel. I learned something here. Thanks for sharing this to us. :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi I'm Grace,
Thanks for your visit and encouraging comments. God bless you always.

kimmy said...

very insightful, something to consider and to meditate on.. thanks for sharing..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
Thanks for your visit and comments. I really appreciate that. God bless you always.

Bambie ♥ said...

Until now, I'm still struggling when it comes to budgeting. Minsan nasasayang po yung mga nabibili ko kasi di ko nache-check na meron pa pala.. thanks for this post po. Nabigyan ako ng idea thus it fed my spritual outlook again =) thanks po.. have a nice week ahead =)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie,
Kailangan talaga nating budgeting mabuti ang pera natin para maiwasan ang unnecessary expenses. Hundi porke't sagana ang isang tao ay pwede na siyang basta mag splurge. Tingnan mo nga yung nangyayari sa mga Amerikano. Dahil nagogoyo sila nang mga sales pitch nang mga malalaking department stores ay sugod sila at bili nang bili without considering kung kailangan nila yung nabili nila. Kaya naman napakadami nang nagdadaos nang garage sales sa buong America at madalas ay may price tags pa yung mga kalakal na binebenta nila. Isang malaking kasalanan sa Diyos at sa mga taong mahihirap kung magisplurge tayo palagi sa pamimili at tapos mapupumta lang yun sa bodega nang hindi natin gagamitin o kailangan. Bilhin lang natin yung talagang kailangan natin at gagamitin para maiwasan ang walang habas na pagi splurge sa pamimili. Salamat sa dalaw at komento. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

Yes I agree po.. tinatry ko na po talaga magtipid ngayon kasi hindi na kagaya ng dati na sarili ko lang ang responsiblity.. I learned from my past splurges, madali kasi ako dati ma-tempt pero now, medyo hindi na =) thanks po =)

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