Outline of manufacturing

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Factory in 1958, photo by Paolo Monti

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to manufacturing:

Manufacturing – use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. Includes a range of human activity, from handicraft to high-tech, but most commonly refers to industrial production, where raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale.


Some manufacturing industries[edit]


Origins of manufacturing[edit]

Industrial Revolution

Emergence of the factory[edit]


Improvement of industrial processes[edit]

Theories applied to manufacturing[edit]

Operations of manufacturing[edit]

Organizational control[edit]

Manufacturing systems[edit]

Product design[edit]

Manufacturing engineering[edit]

Assembly systems[edit]

Modern manufacturing processes[edit]

Taxonomy of manufacturing processes

Manufacturing process management



By country[edit]

See also[edit]