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How the Just in Time System Hurts Everyone in an Emergency

In an emergency how much can you depend on the grocery stores?  For all of who worked as a stock boy in a grocery store the world has changed. Twenty or even ten years ago, we stored tons of merchandise in the back room and restocked throughout the day.  Today the back room is empty.  This is the result of the just in time inventory system.

When everything is perfect the just in time system is great, it saves time and money.  But let one glitch develop and it will soon collapse.  The just in time system in predicated upon the idea that you keep track of a minimum amount of stock on a computerized inventory system and replace it as needed. …

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