one worker - multiple machines production

one worker – multiple machines production (OWMM)

a method of PRODUCTION which involves one worker operating a number of different machines.

OWMM is usually employed in situations where production volumes are not high enough to justify a big production line involving a large number of operatives. OWMM economizes on the use of labour while enabling advantage to be taken of benefits of a production-line operation (for example less SET-UP time).

Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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