Understand how a product ends in the hands of customers through manufacturing operations. Learn what is involved in manufacturing processes to achieve excellent production performance.
Published 19 Jul 2022
As defined by Industry Forum, "Manufacturing Operations is where people, processes and equipment come together to add value to material and produce goods for sale." Another good definition came from Propel. Their article said that, "It is the holistic, ongoing process of providing complete visibility into manufacturing processes and production performance."
Therefore, manufacturing operations involves all the processes—including inventory management, materials requirement planning (MRP), supply chain management, sales management, production cost, and quality control—needed in order to produce goods for consumers and earn profit.
There are three main parts of manufacturing operations. They are:
A successful manufacturing business requires the involvement of:
As mentioned in the definitions of manufacturing operations, two key phrases are emphasized: (1) manufacturing processes; and (2) production performance. There are 5 types of manufacturing processes that manufacturers use depending on the kind of goods they are producing. They are:
Depending on your manufacturing business and the type of product you are seeking to produce, the manufacturing process you choose will be different from that of other businesses and the manufacturing of other products. In some situations, a combination of multiple manufacturing processes may even be beneficial.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are widely used by companies in order to assess and measure their operations. Although KPIs differ from business to business, there are seven basic KPIs used in the manufacturing industry. They are as follows:
The success of a company is dependent in large part on its processes and the proper implementation of those processes by its workers.
Ensuring that you have the right processes in place across your manufacturing operations can be extremely beneficial to the ability of your business to satisfy customer demand. The benefits of proper manufacturing operations for your business include the following:
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With iAuditor, manufacturers and operations managers can:
More popular manufacturing checklists to help you:
Loida Bauto is a content contributor for SafetyCulture. An Interior Designer by training, she began to pursue her passion for writing in 2017. Her interests involve a diverse range of topics such as Disability, Universal Design, and Sustainability, among other matters that aim to improve the world we live in. She is a self-published book author in 2018 and 2021.
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