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mass customization

mass means of production able to meet the highly specific individual needs of customers (compare MASS PRODUCTION). Mass customization has become possible as the result of NEW TECHNOLOGY – see also FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION, JUST-IN-TIME MANAGEMENT. The ability to differentiate products and markets is widely seen as one defining feature of a POSTMODERN social formation. Developments in E-COMMERCE may ultimately lead to a digitalized production and distribution system which collapses the distinction between manufacturing and services. Mass customization is part of what is meant by POSTINDUSTRIAL SOCIETY and a culture of POSTMODERNITY.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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E[pounds sterling]Pressure drop in series configuration is more compared to the parallel configuration system, which needs to be considered during the system head calculation.
An online configuration system with an intelligent virtual assistant guides conveyor selection and design for brand owners, integrators and original equipment manufacturers.
Supported by best-in-class engineering, QC Industries has also simplified the configuring and quoting process by offering an online configuration system that utilizes an intelligent virtual assistant to conveniently guide customers through selecting and designing a conveyor solution.
Supported by advanced engineering, QC Industries has also simplified the configuring and quoting process by offering an online configuration system that utilises an intelligent virtual assistant to conveniently guide customers through selecting and designing a conveyor solution.
For each company we make an instance in our cloud space, purchase an appropriate configuration system from cloud.
Often, more than one configuration system is necessary in the whole design, sales, and production process, or in the context of product portfolios where a concrete application consists of a set of interacting subproducts.
Customers now have the convenience of building, pricing, and generating 3D drawings and quotes immediately online using the hot-runner configuration system in the new Milacron e-Store (see August Starting Up; estore.milacron.com).
- The GV Convergent IP router control and configuration system transparently manages facility routing as the industry migrates from SDI to IP infrastructures, maintaining familiar control interfaces as well as introducing intuitive new GUIs for configuration, management and control through software defined networking (SDN).
According to the company, on 27 January 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office issued it US Patent number 8,943,180 entitled 'Server-based Service Configuration System and Approach'.
On January 27, 2015, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 8,943,180 entitled "Server-based Service Configuration System and Approach."
The concept of a configuration system arose during the 1980s in connection with the development of a particular form of IT-based knowledge representation known as constrained based programming.
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