Just in Time

  • José Luís Quesado Pinto
  • João Carlos O. Matias
  • Carina Pimentel
  • Susana Garrido Azevedo
  • Kannan Govindan
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


This chapter aims to clarify the definition of Just-in-Time (JIT) presenting it as a philosophy that contributes to the maximum reduction of the seven categories of wastes in the production process.

An innovation of this chapter is to highlight the human dimension of JIT exploring also the positive impact of it on the performance of companies.

However, to guarantee that those performance benefits are reached a set of assumptions have to be observed, being them identified in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Luís Quesado Pinto
    • 1
  • João Carlos O. Matias
    • 2
  • Carina Pimentel
    • 2
  • Susana Garrido Azevedo
    • 3
  • Kannan Govindan
    • 4
  1. 1.LATAM AirlinesSao PauloBrazil
  2. 2.DEGEITUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhaPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Technology and InnovationUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

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