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Assignment Postponement and Mass Customisation Task 1 Background and theory Introduction Nowadays manufacturer is not only facing the competition of the market but also the changing needs of their customers Thought out the advance manufacturing process the manufacturer are now able to satisfy their customer needs without increase their manufacturing cost of their product The product itself is no longer only in a limited variety but in a customise build to fulfil what their customer needs which oppose a very successful manufacturing process - Mass Manufacturing So the question is how cans the company can possibility to mass-customize products deliver them rapidly and at the same time reduces costs The secret is the fine tuning of the supply chain and the manufacturing process - Postponement and Mass customisation set output to avoid any damage of the electronic equipment So as a result of achieving the above factor the benefits were almost solely associated with a decrease of inventory safety stock of that particular component Even thought the development cost and the unit production may be high at the beginning but for a long term investment it will save a relatively larger amount of money by adjusting its design And this is the fundamental concept of postponement and mass customisation can be achieved Postponement Manufacturing Postponement can take three forms time delaying activities until orders are received in time place delaying moving goods until orders are received thus keeping goods centrally and not making them place specific and form delaying activities that determine the form of specific end products until demand is known Time and place postponement when applied in combination are referred to as logistics postponement1 The following is a framework of the postponement manufacturing process FIG 1 missing From figure 1 we could see there are four fundamental aspects to form the Postponement manufacturing process Delay operation Re-sequence Process Standard Design and Modular Design
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