In-line concept

Refers to a production concept in which all machines are arranged in a line. The product passes through the machines one after the other in a fixed time. This has the advantage that very large quantities can be produced automatically. Once the processes have been run in, usually only one employee is needed to ensure smooth operation. However, the concept is also susceptible to downtime. If one machine in the line goes into an error state, the entire production line comes to a standstill.

Throughput concept
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