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Flow manufacturing

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A manufacturing term that describes a model for continuous throughput within selected operations. It requires a reallocation of work steps; direct management of the time required for these work steps; and a redesign of typical material requirements planning floor operations to reduce production costs; work in progress and time to market. Flow manufacturing is synonymous with flexible; lean and synchronous manufacturing and is similar to continuous-flow operations.

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