Manufacturing is a term used to define any process by which raw materials are obtained and manufactured in such a way that products are produced economically. Manufacturing is the productive utilization of physical resources and human, textile, and motor skills for the development of products. It is also known as primary economic activity. In simple terms manufacturing refers to the process of converting raw material into intermediate product and final product economically.
In the industrial world production mainly means production of finished goods in a market. Manufacturing includes various processes such as design development, conceptualization, and drawing up of details for production, testing, packaging, sale and payment. Design development includes conception of raw materials and patterns; making and drawing of prototypes; and finally development of manufacturing methods and machinery used for manufacturing. In short it can be said that manufacturing refers to the critical development of manufacturing engineering to bring out finished goods economically.
There are numerous manufacturing processes. Among them three major are Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Process, and Assembly lines. Manufacturing refers to the process of transformation of an idea into reality. The key concept in manufacturing processes is to identify the final product from the beginning. In other words manufacturing involves three phases namely research, development, and manufacturing.
Manufacturers are responsible for the whole process starting from development of idea till its inception and end. At each step there is a series of stages: planning, development, manufacturing and supply chains. Planning refers to the idea and details of the product and the target audience. Development deals with the whole production lines and their functioning.
There are many manufacturing processes and stages involved in a manufacturing process. A manufacturer can focus on any one process or stage to produce their product economically. In addition, manufacturing engineers are involved in every stage to help product from conception to its inception. They keep an eye on new technologies that come up and help overcome manufacturing hurdles. Apart from this, manufacturing engineers also study the market trends carefully to bring out innovative products.
As we can see from the above, there are numerous manufacturing processes involved in a manufacturing process. Manufacturers use different tools for each process and to bring out efficient products. As such, the scope for improvement and innovation is huge and the manufacturers are taking full advantage of it to create a competitive edge in the market.