As the industrial revolution was revolving its way across the nineteen century, one aspect about it that one could pick out of the revolution that was noticeable was manufacturing. What it meant is that materials that were previously deemed unworthy could now be transformed into something that people could find use of use. In order for the manufacturing of products to happen, the mass labor needed for manufacturing was an aid with the use of machines.
Over time the manufacturing process has evolved to meant certain market needs. This means that different manufacturing process exist which can further be categories into three. The first class we will look at is the Make To Stock, MTS class. In this class of manufacture, the reasoning behind its manufacturing process is that products are put in stock once manufactured. The driving force that is behind this form of the manufacturing process is that one is able to have a market prediction on the number of products it needs. The second class of manufacturing process is MTO or rather Make To Order. This manufacturing is undertaken when there is demand for something the orders are placed before manufacture starts. This means that manufacturing can only be done when there is a ready market with known production units. The last class that there is the Make To Assemble or MTA class. The assemble industry takes this form of manufacturing as units are produced on the basis that they will be used in with assemblers.
In regards to the process of manufacturing, the process is a complex one considering the number of factors that come In to play. Due to the complex nature that is manufacturing, a great deal is done to ensure that all the factors in play are maintained in an equilibrium state for successful manufacturing. Raw materials are the start point of any form of manufacturing. What this clarifies, is that in order for market orders to be satisfied, then a manufacturing company needs to have enough raw materials to meet the orders. In order to satisfy the requirement of sufficient raw materials, then a manufacturer has to establish a constant supply chain. This can be ensured by providing suitable transportation such that the factors like weather or distances do not hamper access to the materials needed for production.
Another important component that makes up the manufacturing process is the equipment used. So as to be able to produce the units needed in any particular market, then having the right machinery will make it possible. In order to be efficient in the production process, a manufacturer needs to have the right tools. Apart from just meeting production demand, its equally important that a manufacturer is able to guarantee quality assurance across the board in terms of manufacturing.