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Princeton's WordNet

  1. in the nick of time, just in time(adverb)

    at the last possible moment

    "she was saved in the nick of time"


  1. just in time(Adverb)

    At the last possible moment; just before or within the assigned time.


  1. Just in time

    Just in time is a production strategy that strives to improve a business return on investment by reducing in-process inventory and associated carrying costs. To meet JIT objectives, the process relies on signals or Kanban between different points in the process, which tell production when to make the next part. Kanban are usually 'tickets' but can be simple visual signals, such as the presence or absence of a part on a shelf. Implemented correctly, JIT focuses on continuous improvement and can improve a manufacturing organization's return on investment, quality, and efficiency. To achieve continuous improvement key areas of focus could be flow, employee involvement and quality. JIT relies on other elements in the inventory chain as well. For instance, its effective application cannot be independent of other key components of a lean manufacturing system or it can "end up with the opposite of the desired result." In recent years manufacturers have continued to try to hone forecasting methods such as applying a trailing 13-week average as a better predictor for JIT planning; however, some research demonstrates that basing JIT on the presumption of stability is inherently flawed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of just in time in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of just in time in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Photographer Valerio Bispuri:

    I was saved by an Italian inmate who grabbed me just in time, i often think of how he saved my life.

  2. Scott Adams:

    If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask Do they get smart just in time to ask questions

  3. Scott Adams:

    If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

  4. Matt Blonder:

    Based on current insights and a comprehensive review of the competitive landscape, we've decided to drastically lower our free shipping minimum, just in time for the holiday season.

  5. Bernhard Mattes:

    We have plants in Germany, Romania, Spain and in England. Our logistics are geared towards supplying our plants just in time. That’s the basis for the efficiency of production in Europe – of course we want to maintain that.

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