Methods of production - short answer questions
Distinguish between job, batch and flow production.
Explain why consistent quality is easier with flow production than with job production.
Using appropriate examples distinguish between labour-intensive and capital intensive production.
Explain why it is difficult to categorise the production method used by Dell computers.
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.