Business. noting or pertaining to a method of inventory control that keeps inventories low by scheduling needed goods and equipment to arrive a short time before a production run begins. Abbreviation: JIT

Nearby words

  1. just one of those things,
  2. just so,
  3. just the same,
  4. just the ticket,
  5. just what the doctor ordered,
  6. justaucorps,
  7. juste-milieu,
  8. justice,
  9. justice court,
  10. justice in eyre

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British Dictionary definitions for just in time



denoting or relating to an industrial method in which waste of resources is eliminated or reduced by producing production-line components, etc, as they are required, rather than holding large stocksAbbreviation: JIT
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Idioms and Phrases with just in time

just in time

see in the nick of time.

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