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 this resulted into was, taking materials in their raw form and then changing them to a form that is more useful for the use by other 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. In order to meant the market gaps, the manufacturing process can be classified into three classes. The first class we will look at is the Make To Stock, MTS class. The aim of manufacturing with this category of manufacturing is that products get produced then they are latter stocked out. 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 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. What it meant was that when there are no known orders, then no form of manufacturing can happen. The third category is the MTA or rather Make To Assemble. 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. This means that by ensuring that these factors are in harmony with each other can the manufacturing company be successful in its production. In order for manufacturing of a product to begin, the first thing that is needed are the raw materials. One thing that can be noted is that it is important that one a manufacturer can be able to guarantee that they will have the needed raw materials needed for manufacturing. 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. One way of meeting this guarantee is by establishing transportation channels that prevent issues such a distances or weather patterns are not a hindering factor when it comes to the supply of raw materials.
The other factor which is important and that comes into play in the that of the equipment used in the manufacturing. So as to be able to produce the units needed in any particular market, then having the right machinery will make it possible. By having the right equipment need for manufacturing, then one benefit that is realized is efficiency. This in turns leads to the manufacturer excising quality control over their manufacturing process as just meeting demand is not sufficient.