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Supply Chain and Operations Management Glossary (J)

Jake brake: A feature of some truck engines, so that the engine, rather than the conventional brakes, can be used to slow down the truck. This saves wear on the brakes. The engine tends to be very noisy when used as a Jake brake. Thus, some communities prohibit the use of Jake brakes. JIT (Just In Time): A form of inventory management in which product is transported in small batches, so that very little inventory is carried because components are delivered just as they are needed. See base stock. JIT-II: A style of business coordination, initiated at Bose, whereby a firm’s suppliers and…

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