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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5 million system was the first of its kind to be used for material handling at a metalcasting facility, and with the system, the firm was able to make a conscientious shift to just-in-time manufacturing.
While the world at large was busy trying to understand the impact of new "wonder" cures being touted, such as lean manufacturing, agile manufacturing, just-in-time manufacturing, design for assembly, etc.
In the TAM, an IRS examining agent disallowed the expenses a manufacturer had incurred to change from a batch manufacturing system to just-in-time manufacturing.
The just-in-time manufacturing technique may involve significant workforce training costs and consulting fees relating to training both management and the workforce in general.
Using proven Lean methods originally pioneered in the Toyota Production System (TPS), Factory Logic's suite helps today's manufactures realize the potential of just-in-time manufacturing.
96-62 could be interpreted as a retraction of the IRS's position in Letter Ruling (TAM) 9544001, in which the Service determined that the costs incurred by a manufacturer to convert from an assembly line to just-in-time manufacturing JITM) must be capitalized.