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Just In Case

A business strategy in which a company maintains high inventory at all times to compensate for sudden increases in demand. A JIC strategy incurs higher carry costs for inventory, but protects the company from the possibility of losing revenue if it runs out of inventory. It is common for companies and industries that have a hard time estimating demand for their products. It contrasts with a just in time (JIT) strategy. See also: Supply chain.
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The guidelines were launched, along with the information I had gleaned from the literature review I had conducted on "just-in-case" cannulas as part of my masters studies to become a nurse practitioner.
In the future, we will not show up for work just-in-case we need to be there.
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They're far more likely to fall into the just-in-case category - which makes up the vast majority.
"We need to preserve them," he says, "if for nothing else than 'just-in-case.'"
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