Basic Steps in Manufacturing Processes
There are basic steps in manufacturing processes, these includes the following; creating the design for the products, sourcing raw materials, processing the raw materials, production and quality control and marketing.
Creating the design of the products is one of the first things to be considered in manufacturing. Designs should dictate the utility of the product to the end customer and it should not only be inherent to the product itself but as well as to the packaging. As we all know, attractive packaging could catch customer's attention, curiosity and interest to the product. In designing the product and its packaging, it must be considered that it should be innovative, creative and contemporary.
Sourcing the raw materials depends upon the kind of product that is being manufactured. Raw materials in manufacturing can be acquired from local sources or it might be imported from other countries. Local raw materials mostly come from the nature such as from the mines, plantations, farms, fisheries and more. Imported raw materials can be acquired mostly from other business firms such as crude oil, flour, chemicals, machinery and parts, electronic parts and several others.
Processing the raw materials also depends from the kind of products that are manufactured. There are three manufacturing processes that can be used depending upon the the nature of the product to be produced.