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Self-test 2

4 January, 2016 - 12:22

List at least four differences and four similarities of the four systems above (mass production, just-in-time manufacturing, lean manufacturing and flexible manufacturing) and give examples of manufacturing products that are produced under these systems by completing the following table.

Hint: one difference is that customers’ focus is different; one similarity is the ability to reduce manufacturing costs; and one product example that applies to the four systems can be car manufacturing.


Possible differences

Possible similarities

Examples of products

  1. Mass production
  1. Just-in-time
  1. Lean manufacturing
  1. Flexible manufacturing