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Summary of production methods

Job Production - made to order with specific features e.g. Olympic Stadia.


Batch Production - a group of items passing through a number of stages as a batch, together e.g. bread: dough made, loaves produced, put in oven, sliced, wrapped, or McDonalds burgers.


Mass/Flow Production - an item moves or flows from one stage of a process directly to the next, often by conveyor belt (a continuously moving process) e.g. cars , electronic and 'white goods'.




Have a look at the 'How everyday things are made' web site. This shows you the production process of a wide range of goods. You can look at the site in the window below, or you can follow the previous link to view it in a separate window.

From the web site, find an example of job production, batch production and flow production.