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English definition of “just in time”

just in time

adjective [only before noun]     ( abbreviation JIT) PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT
relating to a manufacturing system in which parts and materials are delivered when they are needed , rather than before. Just-in-time systems reduce the cost of storing parts and materials and reduce waste : Selling direct to customers means the company can buy components on a just-in-time basis . a just-in-time delivery / inventory system just-in-time manufacturing / production → Compare Toyota Production System
(Definition of just in time adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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