A strategy for inventory management in which raw materials and components are delivered from the vendor or supplier immediately before they are needed in the manufacturing process.

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You need to make sure that you are able to get things just-in-time when you are filling an order for someone else.

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In order to save on storage fees, my company orders supplies just-in-time from our distributors, so we can start processing them immediately.

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The just-in-time inventory strategy of the warehouse in Mexico proved to be effective after it had been engaging in smooth operations for years.

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