Optimizing Operational Efficiency: The principle of “Just in Time” at Termotecnica Pericoli

In the modern business landscape, operational efficiency has become the key to success. Among various methodologies and strategies adopted to optimize production processes, the principle of “Just in Time” emerges as a fundamental pillar. In this article, we will delve into this approach and discover how Termotecnica Pericoli applies it to its own production system.

The Concept of “Just in Time”

“Just in Time” was originally introduced in the context of Japanese industrial production, primarily associated with Toyota in the 1950s. It is based on the idea of eliminating waste stemming from overstocking, waiting times, and inefficient processes. This approach requires precise synchronization between customer demand and production, minimizing inventories, and maximizing resource utilization.

Application of “Just in Time” at Termotecnica Pericoli

Termotecnica Pericoli has adopted the principle of “Just in Time” as an integral part of its operational strategy. Let’s see how this concept is realized in our corporate reality, together with our Plant Manager Andrea Trespidi.

  1. Inventory Reduction

To minimize capital tied up in inventories, Termotecnica Pericoli has implemented a real-time procurement system. Thanks to close collaboration with suppliers and flexible production processes, the company acquires materials exactly when they are needed for production, thus avoiding overstocking and associated costs.

  1. Production Flexibility

Flexibility is a crucial element in the “Just in Time” strategy. Termotecnica Pericoli has invested in advanced technologies and agile production processes to quickly adapt to market demand fluctuations. This allows the company to produce only what is required, avoiding overproduction and waste.

  1. Process Optimization

Another key feature of “Just in Time” is process optimization. Termotecnica Pericoli has implemented rigorous quality controls and monitoring procedures to ensure that every stage of production runs efficiently and smoothly. This results in increased productivity and reduced cycle times.

We spoke with our Plant Manager Andrea Trespidi

Eng. Andrea Trespidi explained how this management approach was handled: “Since 2008, different work methodologies have been implemented to incorporate simplicity and efficiency, drawing inspiration from the Japanese model. At Termotecnica Pericoli, the introduction of new computer systems and awareness at all levels of visual warehouse management with Kanban systems have brought and are bringing significant managerial benefits.

The challenging game of interlocking and close collaboration with our suppliers has been specifically studied to ensure precision and punctuality, trying to serve the customer within the expected times or, in any case, trying to manage any problems (both qualitative and supply-related) upstream of the production chain. Being able to apply such a system initially required a large expenditure of energy, but the change in mentality is now consolidated, and the continuous search for improvement is now part of our DNA. The skills and abilities of all workers, both internal and external, have therefore given rise to a dense network of trust and collaboration.”


In conclusion, the principle of “Just in Time” represents an essential strategic approach to improving operational efficiency and reducing waste in the corporate environment. Termotecnica Pericoli, through its adoption of this principle, demonstrates a constant commitment to innovation and operational excellence, positioning itself competitively in the global market.

In the spirit of applying the Japanese model, we are in continuous search of improvement (Kaizen), well aware, however, that a production method evaluated as optimal today will never be considered as an axiom for tomorrow. We always look ahead, seeking new stimuli and continually setting new goals.