Batch production occurs when many similar items are produced together. Each batch goes through one stage of the production process before moving onto next stage. Good examples include:
The benefits and drawbacks of batch production include:
Advantages of batch production
Making in batches reduces unit costs
Can still address specific customer needs (e.g. size, weight, style)
Use of specialist machinery & skills can increase output and productivity
Disadvantages of batch production:
Time lost switching between batches – machinery may need to be reset
Need to keep stocks of raw materials. Cash also investment in work-in-progress
Potentially de-motivating for staff
A complete collection of editable PowerPoint presentations that are ideal for teaching individual topics for the whole Year 1 (AS) teaching content.
This resource comprises a complete collection of editable worksheets that that enable students to practice all elements of the quantitative and data analysis skills required by the Year 1 (AS) teaching content.