MGT 3200 CH 2 and 3 Study Guide

MGT 3200 CH 2 and 3 Study Guide - Chapter 5 5-1 Compare the...

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Chapter 5 5-1. Compare the strengths and weaknesses of the different process strategies Batch Production à a production facility organized around processes to facilitate low- volume, high-variety production. Provides a high degree of product flexibility. Is oriented by activity; is flexible providing variety to the outputs. However, the costs are high, jobs are more complex, and has a low utilization making the process not very efficient. (Low Volume and High Variety) Mass Production à is oriented by order of production. Has high volume and low cost per unit. But is not flexible (I can’t make nothing different than the established EX: making a BMW Z4 four door) and the workers may be bored or lacking of motivation (repetitive jobs EX: folding back a football) (High Volume and Low (some) Variety) Continuous Production à is oriented by order of production. Has high volume and low cost per unit. But is not flexible (I can’t make nothing different than one product EX: a paper factory just make the same paper always) also it doesn’t allow any type of variety (I just can make the same product all the time EX: paper, gasoline, steel) (High Volume and Low Variety) 5-2. Provide examples of the different process strategies Batch Production à Hospitals, Machine, Print, Banks Mass Production à Cars, Motorcycles, Home Appliances
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