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mass production

Operations & Production

manufacturing large numbers of same product at once large-scale manufacturing, often designed to meet the demand for a particular product. Mass production methods were developed by Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. Mass production involves using a moving production or assembly line on which the product moves while operators remain at their stations carrying out their work on each passing product. Mass production is now challenged by methods including just-in-time and lean production.

Definitions of ’mass production’ and meaning of ’mass production’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’mass production’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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