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What is Mass Production?

 , updated on February 02, 2017
Mass production is the production of goods at scale typically using a production line. It differs from other forms of production in that all steps in the production process are run concurrently and continuously.


Production at a bicycle factory involves 12 steps that are performed at 12 work stations. All 12 steps are in process at all times meaning that 12 bicycles are always at various stages of assembly. Each step takes 1 minute meaning that it takes 12 minutes to build a bicycle and the factory produces one unit every minute, or 60 an hour.
Overview: Mass Production
Definition (1)
The production of goods at scale typically using a production line.
Definition (2)
The production of goods using a continuous process whereby production steps are run concurrently.
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