Job production involves producing a one-off product for a specific customer. Job production is most often associated with small firms (making railings for a specific house, building/repairing a computer for a specific customer, making flower arrangements for a specific wedding etc.) but large firms use job production too. Examples include: Designing and implementing an advertising campaign
Auditing the accounts of a large PUBLIC COMPANY.
Building a new factory
Installing machinery in a factory
In this system products are made to satisfy a specific order. However that order may be produced- -only once
-at irregular time intervals as and when new order arrives
-at regular time intervals to satisfy a continuous demand
The following are the important Features of job shop type production system: • Machines and methods employed should be general purpose as product changes are quite frequent. • Planning and control system should be flexible enough to deal with the frequent changes in product requirements. • Man power should be skilled enough to deal with changing work conditions. • Schedules are actually non existent in this system as no definite data is available on the product. • In process inventory will usually be high as accurate plans and schedules do not exist. • Product cost is normally high because of high material and labor costs. • Grouping of...