The system depends on a number of factors viz. policies of the organization, types of production, size of production etc. However, the production method, its organization and operations differ from company to company. Intermittent (Job and batch) systems produce items only when orders are received. During slack periods when there is no or very little demand, workers are likely to be sacked. Thus, there is less job security in Intermittent (Job-batch) production systems. In Continuous (mass and process) system, items are manufactured for stock and so production is continuous. Due to this there is more job-security for workers. Let have a look on the Difference Between Intermittent And Continuous Production System.
Difference Between Intermittent And Continuous Production System
Following are point-wise differences between Intermittent and Continuous manufacturing systems
There may be organizations which may use a combination of both the systems at various stages of the production process.