Glossary of Lean Management and Supply Chain Management terms

For mutual understanding: short definitions of important terms from the world of continuous improvement and Supply Chain Management


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Japanese for autonomation

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This inventory strategy is used to achieve just-in-time (JIT). Components reach the production line just in time and in the sequence that they are assembled in. This strategy is also applied to transportation to and from the production area.


The right component, the right quality, the right time, and in the right quantity at the right location (5R).