Job Shop

Job shops are typically small manufacturing systems that handle job production, that is, custom/bespoke or semi-custom/bespoke manufacturing processes such as small to medium-size customer orders or batch jobs. Job shops typically move on to different jobs (possibly with different customers) when each job is completed. In job shops machines are aggregated in shops by the nature of skills and technological processes involved, each shop therefore may contain different machines, which gives this production system processing flexibility, since jobs are not necessarily constrained to a single machine. In computer science the problem of job shop scheduling is considered strongly NP-hard.
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  • Rick Webb: ‘It’s a hassle owning creative agencies’

    … make stuff necessarily. They have a core competency, and then they do other things. So a graphic design job shop is expanding in UX design, but it’s only getting two or three gigs a year for that; it’s obviously going to rely on freelancers. That creates a weird dynamic. This doesn’t happen in small shops, the financial problem. If you started your…

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