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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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The digital MO1 radio set provides high-speed secure data transfer over distances of up to 600 kilometers ensuring the absence of 'dead zones' where other means of communication cannot work reliably- The start of its serial production is scheduled for 2017," the company said in a statement.
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Science, Industry and Technology Minister Nihat ErgE-n said in remarks to reporters that the groundwork for the production of the precision-guided munitions is completed and serial production is set to begin in 2013.
The Russian fighter still lacks new engines and state-of-the art equipment, and its serial production is only expected to begin in 2015 at the most optimistic forecast.
The building of the first V164-7.0 MW prototypes is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012 and serial production is due to start in the first quarter of 2015 if a firm order backlog is in place, the company said.
After over 90 upgrades, an advanced variant of the Arjun Main Battle Tank is to undergo serial production in 2014.
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