What are the characteristics of a Manufacturing Job Shop?
The Shop-Floor Process
In a manufacturing job shop the main characteristics are a pre-shop-floor and shop-floor process. The pre-shop-floor process comprises of receiving a request from the customer, which can include quoting on new manufacture or stripping and assessing and quoting the customer. Once the customer has accepted or approved the quote the process then moves to the shop-floor, where stock issuing, manufacture, quality control, invoicing and finally dispatch take place.
Other main characteristics of a manufacturing job shop, is when a job needs machining or manual work to be done the employer requires information such as materials and time spent on the job. This can comprise of artisan rates or machine rates that need to be taken into consideration (Activity Based Costing).
In a manufacturing Job Shop process many customers run manual systems such as manual job cards and excel spreadsheets, which can lead to incorrect quoting, missing items and jobs lost on the shop-floor.
Obstacles Of A Manufacturing Job Shop
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