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REVISION CARDS - ONE OFF PRODUCTION - SINGLE ITEM PRODUCTION - JOBBING PRODUCTION

V. Ryan 2014

 

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WHAT IS ONE OFF PRODUCTION?

One off production is the manufacture of a single product/item.

This can include large scale projects, such as a bridge, ship, stadium, multi-storey building or tower, Other examples of one offs are - specialist jewellery, made to measure clothing, bespoke furniture and many more.

Specialist companies manufacturing ‘one offs’, usually employ skilled staff.

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EXAMPLE - ONE OFF PRODUCT

This folding lounge chair is a ‘one off’ product. It has been manufactured by a skilled worker. Specialist tools and equipment have been used.

This is the only lounge chair of its type, every part has been hand made.
by V.Ryan

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HANDMADE ITEMS
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CHARACTERISTICS OF ONE OFF PRODUCTION

one off production

1. Small specialist companies.
2. A skilled workforce - eg. engineering / cabinet making.
3. Specialist materials often used.
eg. specialist modelling materials.
4. High quality products manufactured.
5. Products expensive, due to the level of skill required to manufacture them and cost of specialist materials.
6. A high standard of quality control.
7. Products manufactured for a specialist market / clientele.

 
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QUESTIONS
 
1. What is One Off / Single Item production ?                   4 marks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Name and describe a ‘one off’ product (perhaps one you have manufactured or would like to manufacture).         4 marks
 
 
 
 
 
 
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