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Methods of production - short answer questions


Question 1

Distinguish between job, batch and flow production.

Question 2

Explain why consistent quality is easier with flow production than with job production.

Question 3

Using appropriate examples distinguish between labour-intensive and capital intensive production.

Question 4

Explain why it is difficult to categorise the production method used by Dell computers.

Question 5

A local manufacturer of yachts starts out making a few boats using job production. As its popularity grows it switches to batch production. Finally, it becomes an international firm and produces a large number of yachts using flow production.

Examine the likely effects of these changes in operation on quality, price and choice.