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What Is a Manufacturing Process? - Steps, Overview

Instructor: Shawn Grimsley
The modern manufacturing process begins long before the products roll off an assembly line and ends long after they do. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps in the manufacturing process. A short quiz follows.

Definition

The manufacturing process is a procedure undertaken by a manufacturing firm by which it transforms ideas into products that are then distributed to the market for sale. The process involves a sequence of steps that occasionally will overlap. Let's take a look at the steps.

Steps

Modern manufacturing involves six activities or steps. Keep in mind that while these steps are general undertaken in sequence, there is some overlap.

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