Updated: Jun 18
There are four (4) production methods
Flow production involves a continuous flow of mass production of an identical product which are similar in size and design. This would enable economies of scale, but may also result in high defects with no quality detection from continuous production.
Batch production involves the production of a limited amount of identical product that varies slightly in terms of design and features. i.e different fruit drinks, tea flavours, women shoes design, shampoo or soap scents, and etc.
Job production produces one unit at a time with every unit unique or significantly different from others. They usually have specific design and customization requirement.
Lean Production Methods
Economies of Scale
PAST YEAR EXAM QUESTIONS
Identify two disadvantages of using job production (2 marks) - Feb/Mar 2018/12
Identify and explain two advantages of using batch production (6 marks) - May/June 2018/11
Identify one advantage and disadvantages of using job production (4 marks) - May/June 2018/12
Identify and explain one advantage and one disadvantage of using flow production (4 marks) - Feb/Mar 2019/12
Identify and explain two reasons why EGT uses batch production. (4 marks) May/June 2019/13
Identify and explain two advantages to IBH of using batch production (6 mark) May/June 2018/11
Identify and explain two possible reasons why VXH uses batch production (6 marks) Oct/Nov 2019/11
Explain one benefit and one limitation of using batch production (6 mark) - May/June 2020/13