Just In Time | JIT

Just in Time or JIT refers to an organizational approach assuming "pull production,” that is, demand-driven rather than supply-driven (as opposed to flow-through production or “pushed production”). This involves producing the required quantities of goods in a very short time interval and then delivering them to the end customer.


Its two main objectives are:


- Responding to an immediate request from a customer by triggering the production process upon receipt of the order,


- Minimizing inventory and work in-process by reducing component and product run-times in their various stages of development.

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