Thursday, December 18, 2008

What is Process Manufacturing?

What is Process Manufacturing?

Process manufacturing is different from Discrete manufacturing.
Manufacturing is not in discrete batches but is a process of pressing/mixing/chemical processing/heating/boiling liquid/semi liquid/solid and powder or raw materials. Once you manufacture a product by using process manufacturing, the output can not be brought to it's original basic form.
For example orange juice with sugar added cannot be put back in to the Orange and Sugar seperately. On the other hand a computer manufactured by a discrete manufacturing process can be disassembled and the parts can be returned to stock to a large extent. Examples of process manufacturing are food products, beverages, paints & coatings, chemicals, specialty chemicals , pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, Bulk drug pharmaceuticals, Nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and biotechnology industries. In Process Manufacturing, there are ingredients and not parts; there are formulas and not bill of materials; and bulk, not Unit of measure Each

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