- 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
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The just-in-time mentality has spread from manufacturing and retailing into other businesses, and into our personal lives.
Ultimately, the solution lies not in moving away from a just-in-time world.
It also upended one of the most important concepts in modern business: just-in-time management.
Next the just-in-time mentality was married to long supply chains.
Because of its size and location, Sandy inflicted maximum damage on the just-in-time economy.
Just-in-time, point-of-sale, and electronic interchanges came into being because the human pragmatic made them necessary.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- 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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