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As for volume or rate of production: the China factory should be able to turn out more product because they have more people working and better specialized machinery to handle larger order. As for required skill of the workers, the china factory will probably see more division of labor because of the bigger factory setting. The San Francisco plant would have more technical workers because their factory is smaller and deals with customized bags rather than bulk laptop bags. As for level of automation, China factory would need more of the automation than the San Francisco factory because of the size of the bulk being delivered and the specialized machines that can handle complexity. As for the amount of raw material and finished goods inventory: China factory probably has more raw materials coming in because of the bigger bulk output. The San Francisco plant would need a sizable share of raw materials as well because of the customized ordered bags.
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