Some examples of batch production include the manufacture of cakes and shoes, newspaper publishing, cloth production, the publication of books and the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Batch production has several advantages, including the fact that it does not require skilled workers and takes a short period of time.
Batch production basically refers to a process in which products are manufactured or produced in groups instead of individually. The manufacture of products may go through several stages and requires that all products in a batch must be completed before moving to the next stage. A good example of batch production can be observed in a bakery. In such a place, a number of cookies may be baked at the same time in order to ensure supply is steady and that costs are minimized.
Production of newspapers also requires batch production, since all the newspapers contain the same content and would be too expensive and time consuming to produce individually. Most newspaper companies have automated machinery that help make the process less tedious and more efficient.
Some advantages associated with batch production include lower capital requirements, making custom production efficient, being ideal for seasonal products, helping to keep the supply stable and minimizing spoilage of slow moving products.