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Just in Time Expecting Failure: Do JIT Principles Run Counter to DoD’s Business Nature?


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Authors: Col. Christopher J. Michelsen, USMC, Capt. Patrick O’Connor, USN, and Lt. Col. Tarpon Wiseman, USA

The last several years witnessed both commercial industry and the Department of Defense (DoD) logistics supply chains trending toward an increased reliance on Just in Time (JIT) inventory management. Improvements in technology lending to affordable access at virtually every logistical level, coupled with nearly uniform success by businesses adopting such principles, drive this trend.

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