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Jetsam
  Goods thrown or lost. 
   
Jettison
  The act of intentionally throwing cargo overboard e.g. with the objective of lightening a vessel, which has run aground, such for the common good of all interests: vessel, crew and remaining cargo.
   
Jetty
  A mole or breakwater, running out into the sea to protect harbours or coasts. It is sometimes used as a landing-pier.
   
Jib
  Projecting arm of a crane
  Attachment connected to the top of a crane boom
   
Job
  That work which is undertaken to meet a customer or production order and, for production control purposes, has a unique identification.
   
Joint Venture
  A joint activity of two or more companies usually performed under a common name.
   
Journey
  A voyage from one place, port or country to another one, in case of a round trip, to the same one.
   
Jurisprudence
  Juridical decisions used for explanation and meaning of law.
   
Just In Time
  Abbreviation: JIT
  The movement of material/goods at the necessary place at the necessary time.
The implication is that each operation is closely synchronised with the subsequent ones to make that possible.
  A method of inventory control that brings stock into the production process, warehouse or to the customer just in time to be used, thus reducing stock piling.
 
 
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