• Line production is a production method used in manufacturing where a product is assembled through a series of sequential steps that are carried out along a line.
  • Each worker performs a specialized task and the product moves from one worker to another until it is completed.
  • This method is commonly used in industries that require high-volume production of standardized products.

Features of Line Production:

  • Sequential assembly of a product along a line
  • Specialized tasks for each worker
  • High level of automation and use of machinery
  • Little or no customization of products
  • Large quantities of products are produced

Ideal Situations for Line Production:

  • When there is high demand for a standardized product
  • When the production process is highly repetitive and can be easily automated
  • When the production process is simple and requires few materials
  • When there is a need for mass production of products at low costs

Advantages of Line Production:

  • High production efficiency and productivity
  • Lower production costs due to economies of scale
  • Greater control over the production process
  • Easier to make changes to the production process if necessary

Disadvantages of Line Production:

  • Lack of flexibility and adaptability to changing customer needs
  • High set-up costs due to the need for specialized machinery and equipment
  • Worker boredom and low job satisfaction due to repetitive and monotonous work
  • Dependence on the smooth functioning of each stage of the production process.

Business Studies

Discover more comprehensive and exam-focused ZIMSEC Advanced Level Business Studies Notes.

Get more notes