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The Planet's Biggest Baked Bean Factory

Geoff Riley

28th January 2018

We simply had to cross post this from the Business Blog! A stunning three minute video following the production process of the Heinz baked bean factory in Wigan Lancashire which can supply up to 3 million cans each day.

The Planet's Biggest Baked Bean Factory

There is an almost balletic feel to the camera work as we see the two-hour flow production process in action. 

The scale and sophistication of the automated processes is eye-opening

When you see such a smooth process, does anyone still believe in diminishing returns? This is just as good example as one can find of constant marginal cost and long run economies of scale.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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