Another factor that is said to decrease the bullwhip effect includes just in time (JIT) production. Harley Davidson is known for using JIT, which helped process inefficiencies to be identified. Through the implementation of this production system Harley Davidson has been able to increase productivity, decrease inventory levels by 75% and make other positive results. This is just one of the positive examples of how changes to supply chains and production strategies can hinder the bullwhip effect from occurring.
Despite these positive examples of companies implementing programs that help to reduce this effect it is still a problem that plagues organizations. While some companies have the luxury of implementing new processes such as becoming a demand-driven supply chain or using just in time production, others cannot afford to make such significant changes. However other companies can implement potentially less costly opportunities including renegotiate contracts and trying to work as a single team with their retailers and others along the supply chain.