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made to order

Built, constructed, or assembled to meet one's custom measurements or needs; very well suited to someone's personal needs or desires. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. It's a nice change of piece getting a suit that's made to order—it looks great, and it fits like a dream! After weeks of searching, I finally found a job that was made to order for me. They specialize in made-to-order cars for wealthy automotive enthusiasts.
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made to order

made to one's own measurements and on request. (See also make something to order.) This suit fits so well because it's made to order. His feet are so big that all his shoes have to be made to order.
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made to order

Also, built to order. Very suitable, as in Her new assignment was built to order for her. In its literal use, this idiom refers to an item fashioned according to particular instructions. [Mid-1900s]
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Vesta is a sustainable womenswear line made-to-order in the USA from innovative eco-friendly, vegan fabrics.
NSK has a dedicated digital drawing creation system along with a dedicated line for high-mix, low-volume production to achieve shorter lead times for made-to-order ball screws.
Creative director Sandra Choi said: "Bringing this made-to-order service directly to our customers allows us to preserve our heritage of personalisation, and allow every woman to have a bespoke pair of Jimmy Choo shoes."
Alpha Packaging, citing the fragmentation of the markets it serves, inventories its most popular stock items, but finds the largest portion of its business is made-to-order. "At Alpha Packaging, we consider stock packaging to be any package we make that's available: for any customer to buy, as opposed to custom packaging, where the mold is owned by a specific customer and can only be run for that customer," explains Marny Bielefeldt, director of marketing.
She added: "The rings are made-to-order so people can have what they like and the nice thing with the dragonfly jewellery is when people come in to the wedding shop their weddings are a few months ahead so it gives us time to make something really unique for each individual person."
You could have samples for your made-to-order service.
MONTAAGE, a decorative accessory manufacturer, has closed its warehouse and moved to a third-party warehousing system in Dallas to make the company more nimble, as retailers are looking for more customization and specialty and made-to-order goods, said Mary Taylor, president.
Maid and butler service, made-to-order breakfast prepared in your villa, a pool or whirlpool, concierge service for sporting or dining reservations, and transportation to and from the private airport are all included.
Sakata Seed will market the new product on a made-to-order basis.
Coffee bars for independents: Columbus, Ohio-based Crimson Cup has developed a program to give independent grocers an opportunity to have their own full-service coffee bar serving made-to-order lattes, mochas and other specialty coffee drinks to shoppers.
You can now purchase made-to-order vegan baseball gloves, including catcher's mitts, from this vegetarian-owned business located in Cooperstown, NY, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Made-to-order stem cells that genetically match a patient's own tissues could provide a perfect patch for replacing cells damaged by injury or disease.
Taiwan's semiconductor foundries TSMC and UMC have dominated made-to-order or customized chips.
CARTER WOODSON'S LIFE READS LIKE A MADE-TO-ORDER American success story: taught to read by family members, he worked as a coal miner in West Virginia, graduated from Berea College in Kentucky in 1903, and in his spare time learned Romance languages via correspondence classes.
No more clumsy maquettes, no more stockpiles of prefab components, no more standardization (since all will be made-to-order)--but also no more architects.