Just In Time Element



Just In Time Element
Just In Time Element Graphic

In today’s expeditious and competitive business environment, efficiency is key to success. One area where efficiency can make a significant difference is inventory management. Traditional inventory management methods often result in excess inventory, tying up valuable resources and increasing costs. That’s where Just-in-Time (JiT) inventory management comes in—a strategy that has revolutionised the way businesses manage their inventory, including our very own TwinBin products.

Understanding Just-in-Time Inventory Management

Just-in-Time (JiT) inventory management is a strategy aimed at minimising waste and maximising efficiency by only producing or ordering items as they are needed in the production process. Rather than keeping large inventories of raw materials or finished goods on hand, JiT ensures that items are delivered or produced just in time to be used, reducing the need for storage space and the risk of obsolescence.

The Impact of JiT on Reducing Excess Inventory

One of the primary benefits of JiT inventory management is its ability to reduce excess inventory. By ordering or producing items only when they are needed, you can avoid overstocking and the associated costs of carrying excess inventory. This not only frees up valuable capital that can be invested elsewhere but also helps to streamline operations and improve cash flow.

Benefits of Just In Time Inventory Management
Benefits of Just In Time Inventory Management


Aligning JiT with Lean Manufacturing Strategies

JiT inventory management is closely aligned with lean manufacturing principles, which focus on eliminating waste and optimising processes. By adopting a JiT approach, you can enhance your lean manufacturing efforts by minimising inventory holding costs, reducing lead times, and improving overall efficiency.

Why TwinBin Products Use a JiT Approach

At TwinBin, we understand the importance of efficient inventory management in driving business success. That’s why our inventory management products are designed based on the JiT (Just-in-Time) approach. JiT isn’t just a concept; it’s a philosophy that strives for perfection in the manufacturing process, eliminating waste and maximising efficiency. Our TwinBin systems embody this philosophy seamlessly.

TwinBin Onsite
TwinBin onsite

Our TwinBin system is a two-bin Kanban setup, ingeniously engineered to ensure materials are replenished precisely when needed. Here’s how it works:

Imagine you have two bins stacked vertically, with the lower one holding the active stock and the upper one housing reserve stock. Both bins start fully stocked, indicating smooth operations. As your team utilises materials, they draw from the lower bin, while the upper bin remains intact, ready to be deployed when needed.

Now, when the active stock in the lower bin is depleted, you pull the slider to release reserve stock which triggers a visual indicator—a flag pops up, signalling that it’s time to reorder. This intuitive visual cue eliminates the need for manual stock checks, streamlining your inventory management process.


TwinBin Lineside
TwinBin Lineside


TwinBin Stock Indication Flag
TwinBin Stock Indication Flag

Once the reorder is initiated and materials are on their way, you change the flag to ‘scanned’, indicating that stock has been ordered and is awaiting restocking. This proactive approach ensures that you’re never caught off guard by stock shortages, keeping your operations running smoothly.






But here’s the real game-changer: TwinBin Live takes inventory management to the next level with its innovative IoT (Internet of Things) technology. It adopts the JiT approach and advances our TwinBin system, wirelessly updating stock levels without the need for human interaction, providing 100% real-time data, 24/7.

TwinBin Live
TwinBin Live


With TwinBin Live, you’re not just managing inventory; you’re orchestrating a fully secure communications network that ensures no missed scans and enables seamless integration with your existing TwinBin systems.

One of the most significant advantages of TwinBin Live is its simplicity. Gone are the days of manual scanning; each TwinBin carries “intelligent” functionality, sending real-time stock status and batch traceability data to the cloud.

The TwinBin System is an intuitive design that makes it a breeze to assess stock status at a glance, eliminating the need for guesswork and preventing costly delays.

By embracing the JiT approach through our TwinBin systems, you can achieve a harmonious balance between supply and demand. Say goodbye to excess inventory weighing down your bottom line and hello to leaner, more agile operations. 


Efficient inventory management is crucial for businesses looking to stay ahead. Just-in-Time (JiT) inventory management offers a strategic approach to minimising waste, reducing costs, and improving overall efficiency. By aligning JiT principles with lean manufacturing strategies, you can streamline your operations and achieve sustainable growth.

Ready to take the first step towards efficiency and profitability today? Explore our TwinBin products and experience the power of JiT inventory management firsthand. Don’t let excess inventory hold your business back—embrace JiT and unlock new opportunities for success.


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