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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
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