Definition of just-in-time in English:

just-in-time

adjective

  • [attributive] Denoting a manufacturing system in which materials or components are delivered immediately before they are required in order to minimize inventory costs.

    • ‘Training becomes especially important as the industry shifts more and more to just-in-time deliveries, while facing an increasing shortage of competent drivers.’
    • ‘For years, just-in-time delivery has been the preferred method for meeting those goals.’
    • ‘Technology advances international competitiveness by bringing in just-in-time delivery and client specific products.’
    • ‘Manufacturers fine-tune just-in-time delivery to better serve an evolving supply chain’
    • ‘His task is to deliver a just-in-time store, steering a crew of about 20 unpackers, stockers, sweepers and fix-it people.’
    • ‘We buy from the mills and depot aluminum on our floor for just-in-time delivery to customers.’
    • ‘Even interior construction is revolutionized, with complete upper and lower halves built near the line and delivered on a just-in-time basis.’
    • ‘The modern production system requires an efficient supply chain to allow for lower warehousing costs, lean manufacturing and just-in-time delivery.’
    • ‘The company reckons that its customers now want total services packages that include warehousing, stock control and just-in-time delivery.’
    • ‘Another benefit of consolidating client storage is the ability to implement a just-in-time storage capacity policy.’
    • ‘You can also count on just-in-time delivery, seamless customer support and something that's highly touted elsewhere but rarely seen - friendly, responsive service.’
    • ‘Some suppliers make their own just-in-time daily deliveries to Boeing's storage areas.’
    • ‘Other selection criteria for manufacturers were their reputation and reliability as time to market or just-in-time delivery to customers anywhere in the world will influence a company's performance.’
    • ‘At the beginning of the lean revolution, the logistics systems weren't really capable of just-in-time delivery.’
    • ‘We moved it and smoothed it out and provided just-in-time delivery, much like you do in the civilian sector.’
    • ‘I know of one automaker that actually fines its suppliers tens of thousands of dollars for every hour they're late delivering in a just-in-time environment.’
    • ‘We offer good service with just-in-time deliveries and minimum lead times.’
    • ‘To allow for just-in-time storage, an enterprise volume manager program will be needed to manage the volume size.’
    • ‘But you know, some of those automobile plants shut down because the just-in-time delivery of the parts was not possible.’
    • ‘Artificial intelligence systems and expert systems will be required to provide just-in-time logistics in support of the smaller logistics footprint ashore.’
    just in time, not a moment too soon, almost too late, at the critical moment
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Pronunciation:

just-in-time

/ˈjəst ən ˌtīm/