Scale of Production

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Different scales of Production

One off

  • one at a time
  • clients specifications
  • unique features
  • more expensive or exclusive materials
  • time consuming
  • hand crafted production and finishing

Batch

  • 10-1000 products at a time
  • flexible tooling machinery and workforce
  • fast turnaround
  • CIM machines so that down time can be kept at a minimum.

Flexible Manufacturing systems is intended for batch production to ensure that efficient use of manufacturing is processes is used while still being flexible enough to respond to other jobs.

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Scales of Productions Continued

Choosing Scale of Production

  • number of products or units manufactured
  • choice of materials and components
  • processes
  • plannin, JIT and ICT systems
  • production costs
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