Definition of Division Of Labor

Division of labor states the division of complex large tasks of the assembly line into small tasks which are performed by a single person repeatedly. This division of tasks reduces the movement of the worker on different units as well as the handling of different tools.


Division of labor help companies to reduce production cost by achieving production efficiency. Repeated tasks allow minimal production error on humans' end which helps in the manufacturing of bulk quantity in less time.


Benefits of Division of Labor:

  • Fewer job rotations need less training
  • Fast production of units
  • No time waste in extra movements or picking new tools
  • The loyalty of workers is achieved
  • Economies of scale are achieved


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