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Challenges of Production Methods

Discuss your thoughts about the unique staffing, training, and motivational challenges that may be encountered within the typical production operation such as those we discuss in class, including: Job Shop, Continuous Flow, Machine Paced Line Flow, Worker Paced Line Flow, Batch, Hybrid - focus on one process type.

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There are unique staffing, training, and motivational challenges that may be encountered within a typical production operation. A job shop operation creates flexibility to produce a variety of products but the staff must have knowledge of a range of products, it must have training to produce a range of products, and should be rewarded for producing each different type of product. Continuous flow has entirely different types of challenges. The employees must have expert knowledge in a narrow area, must be able to maintain the high volume, and they should have the skills to move the product in a timely manner. They must be motivated to maintain the volume. Machine paced line flow is a capital intensive process. The staff must have knowledge of the entire system. They must have the training to carry out small repairs or maintenance even when the system is operating. They must be ...

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The answer to this problem explains unique staffing, training, and motivational challenges of different methods of production. The references related to the answer are also included.

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