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JIT

Just-In-Time

Just-In-Time is the practice to delay the manufacturing, sourcing and/or delivery to the last possible moment, to reduce inventory and process cycles. Toyota defines JIT as making "only what is needed, when it is needed, and in the amount needed."

The following operational elements are typically required to implement Just-In-Time:

Additionally Just-In-Time requires the following management elements:

Notes

The Just-In-Time practice originated in the automotive industry (Japan) and is also known as the Toyota Production System (TPS).

Alternative practices to Just-In-Time include: Theory of Constraints, Just-In-Case Just-In-Sequence

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Hierarchy

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JITJust-In-Time1JIT
JISJust-In-Sequence2JIS

Process(es)

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S2Source-to-Order2S2

Term(s)

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DELJITEDIFACT Delivery Just-In-Time (DELJIT)DELJIT
JISJust-In-SequenceJIS
KanbanKanbanKanban
MTOMake-to-OrderMTO
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