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Unformatted text preview: John Latus Professor Saffarian MGMT 3413 Describe each of these systems: Craft Production- System in which highly skilled workers use simple, flexible tools to produce small quantities of customized goods. Examples of this would include the making of a piece of farm equipment where if some piece broke or was incorrectly made a whole new item, not just the one broken piece, would have to be made and the rest of the product was a waste. This process took a long time to make goods and had no economies of scale. Mass Production- System in which low skilled workers use specialized machinery to produce high volumes of standardized goods. Examples of this would include the automobile industry where workers’ jobs were broken down into small parts and the use of machines substituted for the skilled workman’s portion of the job, while low skilled workmen used the machine which required little skill to operate to make goods quickly. The use of interchangeable parts and division of labor were a major breakthrough in this type of system this system also lead...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course MGMT 3123 taught by Professor Saffarian during the Spring '11 term at Rogers State.
- Spring '11