Scale of Production

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Scale of Production

One-off Production - Make one of a kind products, to meet customer's exact requirements. It is labour intensive and the workforce needs to be highly skilled, therefore making it expensive. Examples: made-to-measure furnitures, paintings.

Batch Production - Make specific quantity of products in batches. It can be repeated as many times. Process done step by step. It is used to manufacture a load of one product. The machinery and workforce needs to be flexible. However, the time between batches called downtime - wastes money. Sometimes you may get half-made products making it inefficient. Examples: leaflet, brochures, guillotine

Mass Production - Method to make thousands of identical


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