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Strategic Management: Traditional manufacturing

Traditional manufacturing __________.

(a) Is no longer used
(b) Requires a tradeoff between unit costs and product variety
(c) Has higher unit costs than flexible manufacturing
(d) Produces a variety of products in higher volumes
(e) Has higher unit costs than flexible manufacturing and requires a tradeoff between unit costs and product variety

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Traditional manufacturing __________.

(a) Is no longer used
This is incorrect. Traditional manufacturing is currently being used in several industries. For example in jute and tea industries.

(b) Requires a tradeoff between unit costs and product variety
This is not correct because in traditional manufacturing, varieties can be incorporated in the manufacturing process without compromising on unit costs. A classic example is that of the traditional handloom industry.

(c) Has higher unit costs than flexible manufacturing
This is ...

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The 330 word solution does much more than simply answer the multiple choice question. Each option is explained as to whether it is correct or incorrect and why.

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