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"just-in-time" in British English

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just-in-timeadjective

uk   /ˌdʒʌst.ɪnˈtaɪm/  us   /ˌdʒʌst.ɪnˈtaɪm/ (also JIT)
A just-in-time system of manufacturing (= producing goods) is based on preventing waste by producing only the amount of goods needed at a particular time, 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 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
(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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