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English definition of “make-to-order”

make-to-order

adjective [before noun]     ( abbreviation MTO)
PRODUCTION a make-to-order manufacturing process is one in which goods are made only after receiving customer orders : A custom-made furniture business is a classic example of a make-to-order firm .
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(Definition of make-to-order adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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