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Manufacturing Explained

Manufacturing is the process of transforming raw materials into useable and sellable products.

The Manufacturing Process

This involves the manufacturing equipment and personnel, managing inventory, and supply chain management.

Manufacturing Equipment – This would be the molds, tooling, conveyor belts, and any necessary machinery.

Manufacturing Personnel – Much of the manufacturing process can be automated and done by machines, but you need staff to manage these machines and conduct quality control.

Inventory Management – This entails keeping track of the product components as well as the finished products. Monitoring stock levels and knowing when to produce more - and how much to produce. Software is often needed to manage so many parts and components.

Supply Chain Management

As manufacturing if often a global operation, there are various parts to keep track of: multiple warehouses, transportation, and delivery to the customer.

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