Ma7 - Process Design The process design decision depends on...

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Process Design The process design decision depends on the variety of products the company wishes to offer, as well as the volume of the individual products. We could graphically depict the four process design alternatives as follows: Job shops (process-focused setup): are best for companies that offer low individual volumes of a wide variety of products. Assembly lines (repetitive or modular-focused setup) are best for companies that offer a moderate variety of products in moderate volumes. Continuous setups (product-focused setup) is best for companies that offer a low variety of products, in high volume. That is, a continuous setup is best when producing a large volume of standardized products. The word continuous refers to the fact that you put in a large number of inputs and they go through the production process with very little intervention. Ideally, you would like for a continuous process to run 24 hours per day, without having to be stopped to add a new batch of raw materials. Mass customization (a setup that emphasizes customization a high volume)
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course MAN 4504 taught by Professor Benson during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Ma7 - Process Design The process design decision depends on...

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