Unformatted text preview: Production Processes 1. Job shop- often one of a kind, many products 2. Batch production- limited product line, short runs; different batches 3. Assembly line 4. Continuous flow- high volume, limited product line; 24 hours Some key success factors by type of process 1. Job shop Flexibility, understand customer requirements; make different things each day 2. Batch production Minimize changeover time; correct batch size 3. Assembly line Enough sales to justify; JIT inventory; shut down the factory when 4. Continuous flow Statistical Process Control (SPC); automation; round the clock operation Efficient Diagonal- making your own gas is “off the efficient diagonal”, assembly line for cookies Flow Chart Document the process Preparation step is something you could have done last night...
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- Fall '08
- Management, Production and manufacturing, Mass production, limited product line