Inventory Management Strategies


The just-in-time (JIT) and  just-in-case (JIC) strategies of inventory management

Effective inventory management is one of the few key components of the business successes regardless of your company performs sales, equipment service, manufacturing, or another activity.

Two commonly used inventory management strategies:

  • just-in-time (JIT) and 
  • just-in-case strategy (JIC).

The just-in-time method of inventory management

Manufacturers and retailers that use the just-in-time method of inventory management prefer to keep products and materials in their inventory which they need to produce and sell goods. Such a strategy allows them to reduces storage and insurance costs and to eliminate costs needed on liquidating excess unused inventory.


The just-in-time method requires organizations to forecast demand very accurately; otherwise, disruptions in the supply chain can occur and sold, or pre-ordered products will not be delivered to customers.

The just-in-case method of inventory management

Manufacturers and retailers that use the just-in-case method of inventory management prefer to have in stock large inventories with the purpose to meet the higher demand. Such a strategy allows them to minimize the possibility that a material or product will be out of stock.

The just-in-case method is used by organizations that cannot forecast future demand. Such companies need to hold a higher inventory level (and to increase inventory holding and insurance costs) if they do not want to have the lost sales because of sold-out inventory.

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Offered by us inventory management software system is based on the just-in-time method of inventory management and gives its users many advantages. First of all, it enables reducing the company’s business costs because of automating warehouse processes and effective inventory management. Our system provides a wide range of helpful features that make it much easier to perform everyday business processes.

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