Batch Production


Batch Production


  • The advantages of batch production are that its cheaper to produce a whole batch instead of single, machines can be used more effectively.
  • It's lower cost, fewer workers because going to use machines.
  • It would be more accurate and consistent as machines would replicate the exact same product leaving less faulty products.
  • The company that uses it has a variety of products rather than just one type so therefore it gives customer a larger choice and hence a larger possibility of sales.
  • Another advantage is that the company is reducing its risk on simply concentrating on one product; it produces a variety of different ones of the same type.


  • The main disadvantage of batch production is that there's a period of time for which the machinery is being changed and this causes the productivity to stop completely which the could cause the workers to sit idle; basically the work stops.
  • High storage costs
  • If the prototype has an error all the rest of the same products will have that fault as the machine replicates exactly. This would waste valuable time and the loss of materials would be costly.


Overall the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages and if the prototype is properly tested the batch production is very effective and cost effective. Although, having said that, if the product doesn't sell well, high storage costs will be present and, at some points, industry will practically stop.