Glossary Term: Process manufacturing

Process manufacturing is also known as batch manufacturing is the production of products that are unable to be separated into physically distinct items. Products produced in process manufacturing are referred to as “batches.” Examples of this include oil which cannot be separated into physically distinct products or identified by a serial number, but can be identified by the batch it was produced in. With process manufacturing the final product is unable to be disassembled into its original raw material.

Process manufacturing is the opposite of discrete manufacturing and thus better suited to continuous-flow manufacturing.

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