flexible production


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flexible production

the ability to switch rapidly from the manufacture of one product to another. Flexible production is a key element of post-Fordism and contrasts with the inflexible production of standardized products for mass consumption which was character istic of Fordism (see FORDISM AND POST-FORDISM). Flexible production has been made possible by the development of new technologies which allow rapid product switches with a minimum of down time, as well as by the adoption of more organic forms of business organization, by decentralization, by subcontracting, by developing skill-flexible core workforces, and by the GLOBALIZATION OF PRODUCTION. Systems of flexible production help to create the material possibilities for the individual selection/ choice of life style and identity which is held to be a character istic of the postmodernist age (see POSTMODERNITY AND POSTMODERNISM).
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The partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Hannover Messe 2019, establishing their joint vision for future flexible production with automation and wireless communication.
The bodyshop produces the aluminium-intensive XE body shells while the flexible production line in a separate building is capable of building both XE and Range Rover Sport vehicles simultaneously.
He will be working with manufacturers to enhance operational efficiencies, create flexible production platforms whilst tackling energy and safety challenges.
A flexible production line installed at the VeraIlia plant in Seattle changed the economics of producing small runs of bottles for customers such as the Yarnhill-Carlton Winegrowers.
Netherlands-based Stork Technical Services has provided Cortez with a further contract for the recovery and decommissioning of three flexible production flowlines.
Where once it was common to build one car on one line, manufacturers are now moving to a flexible production concept where multiple cars can be produced on the same line.
The flexible production cell allows for the future integration of additional process equipment.
Best known for its market-leading scalability and performance, Ringtail[R] software equips legal teams with powerful review and analysis capabilities, the ability to search across millions of documents in seconds, and the most flexible production capabilities available.
This configuration allows extremely flexible production by using one or two nips.
PhosAgro's flexible production policy enabled it to utilise almost 100% of capacity for NPK production while DAP prices were depressed.
The facility is the first Ford plant in the world with single flexible production line manufacturing petrol and diesel engines.
It expects the new facility will lead to production line will bring substantial environmental benefits as well as improved products, a flexible production planning process and shorter lead times.

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