UP 4 - Process Selection - IE 197 Process Selection 5/19/11...

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5/19/11 Process Selection IE 197
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5/19/11 Process Selection Decisions Two dimensions for process classification: 1) Process by product flow 2) Process by customer order Why is it important? Process is used to make the product or service
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5/19/11 Product-flow 1. Continuous flow - Products made in a continuous fashion 1. Characteristics 1. Highly standardized & automated with high vol of production 2. Tends to make commodity products – for low cost 3. Flexibility to change product mix is limited
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5/19/11 Product-flow 2. Assembly line - Linear sequence of operations 1. Lines are often inflexible 2. Discrete products are made in standardized operation 1. Ie. Automobiles, refrigerators, computers 3. Capital intensive thus high-vol
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5/19/11 Product-flow 3. Batch flow 1. Production of product in lots/batches 2. Each batch of the product flows from one operation to another. 3. Ie. Furniture-making – low vol with different styles
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5/19/11 Product-flow 3. Batch flow – Production in lots/batches 1. Each batch of the product flows from one operation to another. 1. Oftentimes in jumbled flow 2.
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course IE 2 taught by Professor A during the Spring '11 term at University of the Philippines Diliman.

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UP 4 - Process Selection - IE 197 Process Selection 5/19/11...

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