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just-in-time

[¦jəst in ′tīm]
(industrial engineering)
A systems approach to developing and operating a manufacturing system so that the least amount of resources is expended in producing the final products. Abbreviated JIT.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

just-in-time

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