just in time

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Adv.1.just in time - at the last possible moment; "she was saved in the nick of time"
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Purchasing from suppliers in potential trouble spots, such as part of Asia and South America, has increased significantly in the past few years as companies seek less expensive products to feed just-in-time inventory systems.
Just-in-time inventory systems become just-in-case networks.
With most companies operating on just-in-time inventory systems, even a small amount of failures among their suppliers could prove fatal.