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  • adj. Of a manufacturing system in which components are delivered at the precise time required, thus minimizing inventory carrying costs.
  • adj. Performing compilation of code on the client machine immediately before execution.


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  • This model is often called just-in-time, or JIT, in business lingo.


  • As a result of the disruption in the global automotive supply chain, Honda is considering changes to its so-called just-in-time system of low inventory, Mr. Iwamura said.

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  • Evan Saks , the founder of online mattress maker Create-a-Mattress, says manufacturing technology that ties orders to production—known as just-in-time manufacturing—and Web-based tools have done away with the need for inventory managers or warehouse staff, among other workers.

    With New Technology, Start-Ups Go Lean

  • Many have relied on what's called "just-in-time" management to quickly match supplies with sales.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • report for Chatham House, Ms. Lee argues that the world has grown more vulnerable to such events in recent years because of a variety of factors, including the rise of the Internet and the popularity of the so-called just-in-time model of supply-chain management in business.

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  • These funds are at the center of America's system of just-in-time financing.

    Taxpayers and Money Market Funds

  • In effect, we have two parallel systems of "just-in-time" financing, as you aptly call it—with drastically different regulatory regimes, but as it turned out, similar implicit safety net protection in the event of systemic stress.

    If Money-Market Funds Must Float, Investors Will Sink

  • Given the just-in-time manufacturing system, that could have large follow-on effects.

    Japanese Quake Shouldn't Shake Yen

  • Wall Street is just waking up to the aftershock of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami -- the global supply chain of just-in-time delivery of electronic and auto parts from Japan.

    Robert Lenzner: The Double Whammy Of Libya And Japan Mean Higher Oil Prices

  • Nick Barone, another crabber seeking just-in-time work, said he pulled in $25,000 in 10 weeks, a boon for the 23-year-old local.

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