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REVISION CARDS - BATCH PRODUCTION

V. Ryan 2014

 

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WHAT IS BATCH PRODUCTION?

When tens, hundreds or even thousands of the same product, are manufactured on a production line, this is called Batch Production.
Batch production takes place on a production line. A production line is one stage of manufactured followed by another stage. A production line can be made up of several or hundreds of different stages.
Companies tend to order batches of products. Customers usually order one.

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 BICYCLE - BATCH PRODUCTION

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CHARACTERISTICS - BATCH PRODUCTION

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Production line is set up.

One task for each stage of manufacture.

Semi skilled or unskilled workers - Flexible workforce.

Production line can manufacture
different products.

Production line runs for a limited time.

 
EXAMPLES - BATCH MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS


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QUESTIONS
 
1. What is batch production ?                       4 marks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Name three products that are batch manufactured.                  3 marks
 
 
 
 
3. Describe three characteristics of batch production.                   3 marks
 
 
 
 
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