Batch production is a method of manufacturing where identical or similar items are produced together for different sized production runs. The method allows for products to be mass-produced in batches with small to major changes to the product, from car doors through to children’s toys. Each batch goes through a single stage of the production process before moving onto the next stage to make the desired product. It’s a key solution used by businesses of various sizes across multiple industries.
It’s recommended to use this form of manufacturing when producing in smaller quantities because this can reduce waste and decrease lead times in production. As these products are not continuously made, manufacturers can charge a premium price for their product but still make them in some cases at relatively cheap prices thanks to mass production of that batch.