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In recent years, the managerial concepts of target casting, just-in-time inventory systems, and lean manufacturing processes have received considerable attention from manufacturing companies. Increased competition in the marketplace and growing pressure have led companies to focus on cost-cutting measures wherever possible while still generating acceptable profits.

Required:
1. Briefly define each of these concepts.
2. Conduct online or library research for articles about companies that have successfully utilized target costing, just-in-time inventory systems, and/or implemented lean manufacturing practices.
3. Read and briefly summarize at least three such articles.
4. Choose one of these companies and write a memo to your classmates outlining the company's utilization or implementation of these concepts. Include their timeline, any problems encountered, and perceived benefits.



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