make-to-order UK US 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.

Compare MAKE-TO-STOCK(Cf. ↑make-to-stock)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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