is organised so that different operations can be carried out one after
another, in a continuous sequence. For
example, cars will move from one operation to the next, often along a
conveyor belt. The main features of flow production are:
- Large quantities are
- Simplified or
workforce specialising in one task only.
- High degree of
- Large stocks or raw
materials and work in progress.
is sometimes called mass production due to the large number of goods being
made. Flow production often
relies upon the use of computers to control the production process.
They control the speed and conditions whilst monitoring levels of
quality. They allow large numbers o fproducts to be produced
continually to exact standards or control continuous production which has