"Just-in-time" and its Logistic
This figure illustrates a relatively recent concept in the domain
of manufacturing; "just in time". It amplifies
the role of freight transport, particularly trucking and containers
when global supply chains are concerned. It involves the delivery of
a component just before the assembly line requires it. Consequently,
freight forwarders must respect tighter delivery schedules and must
plan their operations accordingly in order to avoid strict delay penalties.
The production unit (the factory) assumes a lower level of warehousing.
As a result, the trucks (vehicles) themselves assume the task of moving
storage units, thus the inventory is constantly in circulation.