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Continuous Flow

Synonym(s):  Make One, Move One;  One-Piece Flow;  Single-Piece Flow

Producing and moving one item at a time (or a small and consistent batch of items) through a series of processing steps as continuously as possible, with each step making just what is requested by the next step.

Continuous flow can be achieved in a number of ways, ranging from moving assembly lines to manual cells. It also is called one-piece flow, single-piece flow, and make one, move one.

Continuous flow processing
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