What are process flow structures?
List a structure an IT organization could rely on the most?
How effective has the structure been in achieving organizational goals?
1. What are process flow structures?
The flow structure of the process used to make or deliver a product or service impacts facility layout, resources, technology decisions, and work methods. The process architecture may be an important component in the firm's strategy for building a competitive advantage. When characterized by its flow structure, a process broadly can be classified either as a job shop or a flow shop. A job shop process uses general purpose resources and is highly flexible. A flow shop process uses specialized resources and the work follows a fixed path. Consequently, a flow shop is less flexible than a job shop.
Examples and distinctions can be made in the process structure such as:
*Project - Example: building construction
*Job shop - Example: print shop
*Batch process - Example: bakery
*Assembly line - Example: automobile production line
*Continuous flow - Example: oil refinery (http://www.netmba.com/operations/process/structure/).
These process structures differ in several respects (see ...
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