just-in-time management

just-in-time management

a production system through which parts are delivered by suppliers to producers in the exact number and to a specified quality when and where they are needed at each stage of the production process. It is a flexible system, pioneered by Toyota, which seeks to curtail the costs of production by reducing inventories and is associated with long-term producer and supplier relations based on mutual help. See Wood (1991). See also JAPANIZATION, NEW TECHNOLOGY.
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For example the combination of FAST's Xwire hardware products and SCK Direct, Inc's Kitchen Advisor(TM) software allows foodservice operators to orchestrate just-in-time management practices resulting in increased food quality, profitability, and safety.
And just as in manufacturing, just-in-time management frees capital and resources, allowing customers to focus on their core business, instead of technology.