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3 Examples of a Continuous Process

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A continuous process is a series of steps that is executed such that each step is run concurrently with every other step. In other words, all the steps in the process are potentially running at the same time. The following are common examples.

Manufacturing

A production line with 26 workstations that always has an item at every workstation.

Transportation

A busy airport runway configured to allow aircraft to take off and land at the same time.

Administrative Processes

Administrative processes such as a passport application process of 14 steps with thousands of applications at each step at all times.
Overview: Continuous Process
Type
Definition
A series of steps that is executed such that each step is run concurrently with every other step.
Value
Productivity, efficiency and throughput
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