REGULATION is the act of controlling or directing according to rule (e.g., the Securities Act of 1933 or SEC and FASB accounting regulations), i.e. it is the act of bringing to uniformity.
JUST-IN-TIME (JIT) is a management philosophy that strives to eliminate sources of manufacturing waste and cost by producing the right part in the right place at the right time.
PROMISES FOR THE FUTURE is not a standard term, but is sometimes used in contracts to delineate what orders/commitments may exist in the future. Dependent upon the contractual language, it may or may not be binding.
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