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"just-in-time" in British English

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just-in-timeadjective

uk   us   /ˌdʒʌst.ɪnˈtaɪm/ (also JIT)
A just-in-time ​system of manufacturing (= ​producinggoods) is ​based on ​preventingwaste by ​producing only the ​amount of ​goodsneeded at a ​particulartime, and not ​paying to ​produce and ​store more ​goods than are ​needed.
(Definition of just-in-time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"just in time" in Business English

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just in timeadjective [only before noun]

uk   us   ( abbreviation JIT) PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT
relating to a ​manufacturingsystem in which ​parts and ​materials are ​delivered when they are needed, rather than before. Just-in-time ​systemsreduce the ​cost of ​storingparts and ​materials and ​reducewaste: Selling ​direct to ​customersmeans the ​company can ​buycomponents on a just-in-time ​basis. a just-in-time ​delivery/​inventorysystem just-in-time ​manufacturing/​production
(Definition of just in time from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “just-in-time”
in Chinese (Simplified) 按需生产的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 按需生產的,及時制度的…
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