Variety reduction

United Kingdom, 1958

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The posibilities of discontinuing production of their more popular and uneconomic articles, as a means of reducing production costs, are discussed by the executives of a manufacturing concern. Sales and production staff put forward feasible arguments, in human and commercial terms, for and against the proposition; eventually a compromise is reached as all agree that a policy of selective production will ultimately market better and cheaper goods and ensure quicker delivery.


production company

Anvil Films






Black and White

ACMI Identifier


Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial productivity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Product management - Cost effectiveness

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Production management


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Production (Economic theory)

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Management - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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