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    Line Process vs. Batch Process - Effect on Functions

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    Suppose that a firm is considering moving from a batch process to a line process to better meet evolving market needs. What concerns might the following functions have about this proposed change?

    - Marketing
    - Finance
    - Human Resources
    - Accounting
    - Information Systems

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    Batch process: Such a structure is generally employed when a business has a relatively stable line of products, each of which is produced in periodic batches, either to customer order or for inventory. Examples: Electronic devices, heavy equipments

    Line process: Production of discrete parts moving from workstation to workstation at a controlled rate following the sequence needed to build the product. Example: automobile

    Concerns for functions:

    Marketing:
    - In line process as the focus is on products, marketing function needs to reorient its structure according to product lines.
    - Need for ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution is 374 words in length, in which it provides basic definitions for when batch process and line process are used in a business, and gives 4-6 points under each heading in the question (marketing, finance, etc.) about what the functions may have concerns with regarding the proposed change from batch to line process.

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