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Related to mass production: Mass customization, Continuous production

mass production

a method of organizing PRODUCTION whereby a component or product such as a motor car passes through a sequence of predetermined operations or processes which constitute a PRODUCTION LINE OR ASSEMBLY LINE. Mass production systems are used to make components or products in comparatively large quantities using specialized machines on a continuous basis. See PRODUCT-FOCUSED LAYOUT, PRODUCTION SCHEDULING, MASS CUSTOMIZATION.

mass production

the manufacture of a PRODUCT in very large quantities using continuous flow capital-intensive methods of production. Mass production is typically found in industries where the product supplied is highly standardized, which enables automated machinery and processes to be substituted for labour. Mass-production industries are usually characterized by high levels of SELLER CONCENTRATION, difficult CONDITIONS OF ENTRY and the exploitation of ECONOMIES OF SCALE, which results in low unit costs of supply Compare BATCH PRODUCTION. See PRODUCTION, AUTOMATION, COMPUTER.
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Even if mass customization does not create as much impact as the mass production system in the previous industrial revolution, the principles behind it will certainly change the ways we conduct business.
With mass production slated for 2008, the 50nm DRAM chip is well positioned to become the mainstay of a DRAM market that is expected to account for US $55 billion by 2011.
Programming solutions, like this one from Data I/O, are mandatory for mass production," said David Tolub, corporate vice president and co-manager of the Mobile Handset Vendor division at msystems.
It's great that Creative Sensor can partner with Varioptic, the world pioneer of this technology, to build the world's first mass production line for liquid lens in China.
Compared with other traditional mono-crystalline PV modules, the mass production output power for N-type PERT mono-crystalline modules (based on 60 pieces of 156mm*156mm) is 10~15W higher than the average industrial level, CTM of this module is 2% lower than traditional P-type modules, and the efficiency of the module reaches over 18.
At the beginning of October, front wing panels for mass production of Hyundai Solaris cars were successfully stamped at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus plant in Saint Petersburg.
List Of Tables (79 Tables) TABLE 1 GLOBAL MASS PRODUCTION NON-VOLATILE MEMORY MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCTS, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) TABLE 2 DRIVER IMPACT ANALYSIS AND FORECAST TABLE 3 MEMORY TECHNOLOGY ATTRIBUTES TABLE 4 RESTRAINT IMPACT ANALYSIS AND FORECAST TABLE 5 QUANTIFICATION OF OVERALL POTER'S ANALYSIS TABLE 6 QUANTIFICATION OF THE DEGREE OF COMPETITION TABLE 7 QUANTIFICATION OF THE THREAT FROM NEW ENTRANTS TABLE 8 QUANTIFICATION OF THE THREAT FROM SUBSTITUTES TABLE 9 QUANTIFICATION OF THE BARGAINING POWER OF THE BUYERS TABLE 10 QUANTIFICATION OF THE BARGAINING POWER OF THE SUPPLIERS TABLE 11 VOLATILE MEMORY VS.
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Producing optical bio-implants would be a revolution in Iran's ophthalmology and bio-implant application as the country would be the first state which has succeeded to start mass production of the device.
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The Pasdaran announced Monday that they have begun the mass production of the Tosan "rapid response" tank--more than a decade after announcing they were about to begin mass production.
Ltd, announced February 14 that NEOMAX has established a system for the mass production of a new composition ferrite magnet it has developed.