I am constantly tempted to say that "material can be pulled in a pearl chain fashion". This shall mean that material containers are lined up like a chain and someone pulls them one-by-one into the manufacturing area (not really, but conceptually). I could probably also use sequentially, but I like pearl chain fashion.
Is that understandable or should I avoid this?
Is there a better word for pulling more or less identical sized material containers in fixed sequence one by one into the manufacturing area?
Pearl chain is supposed to mean something like "pearl necklace" or "bead chain" and may be a false friend (The German "Perlenkette" means pearl necklace in German and is directly translated to Pearl Chain).