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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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It is also the first firm in China to receive certification for its double-glass technology from TUV and to commence mass production. Trina Solar has shipped nearly 3 GW of double-glass modules worldwide, leading its domestic peers.
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The many excellent persons who anticipate with horror the ultimate standardization of the world through mass production should realize that the field of mass production is very definitely limited and its extension subject to check by many factors.
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In light of international wood prices spiraling upward along with growing demand for eco-friendly building materials, the company has been devoted to developing WPC plate making machines for a while, and recently confirmed that its models are readily set for mass production.
The production and marketing strategies were definitely modelled for large mass production, following the example of 1910s Ford.
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