production line

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He works on the production line at the local factory.

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Later on in June, Tesla erected a new production line housed in a tent at the company’s Fremont property. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Tesla’s Busy and Worrisome Week," 27 June 2018 Inside the factory, production lines were divided into three parts: assembly, testing and packaging. Matt Day, The Seattle Times, "Watchdog criticizes conditions at Chinese factory that builds Amazon Echo speakers," 9 June 2018 In the short term, recycling industry experts said, manufacturers could change the production process, for example, by going to dedicated production lines that supply e-tailers only in the Amazon ready-to-ship mode. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Blue bins overflow with Amazon and Walmart boxes. But we're actually recycling less," 8 June 2018 Fujifilm manufactures most of Xerox’s printers and copiers, whose parts and production lines are incompatible with those of competitors. Mayumi Negishi, WSJ, "Fujifilm Would Consider Giving Up on Xerox Deal, CEO Says," 7 June 2018 Some employees at Japanese manufacturers have said pressure to cut costs and keep production lines moving amid rising global competition have resulted in quality control being sacrificed. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Nissan Admits Emissions-Test Data Was Falsified," 9 July 2018 Apart from skipping the allegedly redundant brake and roll test, Tesla built a third production line in a huge tent and workers put in a lot of overtime. David Meyer, Fortune, "Tesla's Stock Stalls After a Report Says It Skipped a Brake Test to Reach Its Model 3 Production Targets," 4 July 2018 To make the goal, Musk even built a tent to extend the Fremont, Calif., factory’s production line. BostonGlobe.com, "Beef glut lowers prices ahead of Fourth of July holiday," 1 July 2018 To fix the plant’s troubles, Pfizer decided to replace production lines and other technology, particularly huge equipment-sterilizing machines called autoclaves that can take two years to build, install and test. Washington Post, "US hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 27 June 2018

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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production line

noun

English Language Learners Definition of production line

: a line of machines, equipment, workers, etc., in a factory that builds a product by passing work from one station to the next until the product is finished

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