Just-In-Time (JIT) is a process suppliers use to coordinate the assembly of specific parts/items on an as-needed basis, according to a specific order by a manufacturer.
Many plants have adopted a JIT manufacturing system, ordering parts and modules this way to reduce on-site inventory. This approach also allows greater flexibility for design and other changes, and creates a leaner manufacturing environment.
JIT manufacturing facilities often choose the advantages of utilizing an outsourced JIT partner to receive inbound bulk goods from a supplier, pick multiple bulk items to a specific order requirements, and transport the sequences products “just in time” to the manufacturing facility.
Benefits of JIT Outsourcing:
- Reduction of on-site inventory
- Lower production and labor costs
- Reduction in fixed overhead
- Ability to efficiently inspect or quarantine non-conforming
- Balances over-stock and stock-outs
Contact MSL Packaging & Fulfillment today for additional information on our JIT packaging program.