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What is Batch Production?

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Batch production is a method of production that creates several items at the same time in a series of production steps. The items that are created together are known as a batch.

Example

A bakery produces a batch of 240 loaves of bread. The process involves 4 steps and the entire batch is moved from step to step together. When the batch of bread is done, workstations are reconfigured for a batch of english muffins.
Overview: Batch Production
Type
Definition
Producing a number of items together in a series of steps.
Value
Allows for the use of a production line for different products.
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