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Batch production

Batch production...Used when demand is higher and more regular...Production consists of a number of operations...
Batch production
  • Used when demand is higher and more regular.
  • Production consists of a number of operations.
  • Products are produced in “batches”.
  • Appropriate for manufacturing businesses.


  • Flexibility: each batch can be altered to meet customers’ wishes.
  • Skilled workers are not needed, which decreases costs.
  • Machinery is more standardised, also decreases costs.
  • Firms can respond quickly to changes in demand.


  • Machinery could be more complex to compensate for the lower skill levels required from the workers.
  • The workforce is less motivated.
  • Money will be tied up in work-in-progress, since an order cannot be dispatched until the whole batch has been finished.

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