work centrea generic term used to describe a manufacturing ‘cell’ composed of a number of machines or a single machine (often computer numerically controlled) capable of multiple operations. See CELLULAR MANUFACTURING, WORK STATION. Can also be used to describe a location where one or more individuals carry out multiple tasks (e.g. a customer service centre or typing pool).
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