When the dawn of the industrial revolution came into being in the nineteen century, one of the dominating aspects about it was the manufacturing industry. What this meant is that raw materials would be used in the mass production of consumable products that would be used by people. In order for the manufacturing of products to happen, the mass labor needed for manufacturing was an aid with the use of machines.
Through the course of time, certain market gaps within the market environment needed different forms of manufacturing to fill them. 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. This process involves the manufacturer producing products which will be stocked on completion of them being produced. The manufacturing process has its basis on predicting that the market will be in need of a certain quantity of products at a given time. The second category is the Make To Order (MTO). This process of manufacture is implemented by first making sure that orders are known for a given product and only then can manufacturing process proceed. It resulted in first of all there being a given number of orders for a given product for the manufacturing of that product to take place. The third classification is the Make To Assemble more commonly abbreviated as MTA. The assemble industry takes this form of manufacturing as units are produced on the basis that they will be used in with assemblers.
The manufacturing process can be considered complex considering that it involves various process being brought together. Given by the fact that manufacturing involves various elements, it is important that there is a balance so as to be able to make the manufacturing process a success. Raw materials are the start point of any form of manufacturing. This means that one needs to have sufficient raw material in order for one to meet production needs for a given market. So as to be able to ensure that raw materials can be available for the manufacturing process, having a robust supply chain is a requirement. A means of making sure that raw materials get to their manufacturing centers can be done by made sure by eliminating hindering issues of weather and or long distances.
One vital important thing that is a huge factor when it comes to manufacturing is the choice of equipment that is used by the manufacturer. In order to be meet large demand, manufacturing companies have to ensure that they have machinery that will make the demand achievable. Efficiency is one thing that any manufacturing company needs and this can be achieved when the correct tools of trade are present. 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.