Production and Manufacturing

What is the difference between Production and Manufacturing

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The difference is in the raw material. In production, the raw material is not procured from outside, the company owns it and after processing and make the final product. But in Manufacturing, the company procures the raw material from outside, and then makes the final product. manufacturing is a process of converting raw material in to finished product by using various processes,machines and is a narrow term. production is a process of converting inputs in to is a broder term. every type of manufacturing is production but every production is not a manufacturing. exa- making of a turbine by various processes is manufacturing assemble the various parts to make a engine is production not manufacturing.

Production engineering is a complete cycle as it involves procurement of raw material, storing that raw material as inventory, conversion of raw into semi finished or finished goods, dispatching, sales forecasting etc. but manufacturing is a part of production engineering which just involves in the value addition of raw materials (conversion of raw into semi finished or finished goods).


  • Sep 11th, 2011

Production is the entire process to manufacture a component.

Manufacturing is the process in which we can able to get a desire shape or size from the raw material.

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Rahul kumar sen

  • May 20th, 2014

the main difference between manufacturing and production: In manufacturing row material convert into finished shape without predicting operation in future while production need standardization raw material,man,machine etc so that it could make a brand value in organization and also avoid to failure of product as maintain six sigma.

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  • Aug 9th, 2014

Production is the process of converting input into output using the required resources sourced internally and to ensure quality outcome in converting input resources into output product.
While on the other hand, manufacturing is referred to as the transformation of raw materials sourced externally into finished product through many regorous processes which are solely depends on machine functions and human energy.
Example: To make car parts is an example of manufacturing while to assemble those parts to build a vehicle is production.


  • Oct 14th, 2014

production is an term denoting the activity performed right procuring raw material to finally packing and sending it to the receiver end.

manufacturing is an term denoting a particular process like machining, shaping etc

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Jamal Alkhatib

  • Dec 9th, 2014

Mainly the production process is to manufacture a specialized component, so we can regard production is a full
operations implicit manufacturing which in turn tend to job production.

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Rohit Kumar Saini

  • Mar 27th, 2015

In the production the company has its own raw material but in the manufacturing the raw material procures from outside OR in simple words we can say that the manufacturing is the subset of production. i.e production is broader term but manufacturing is small term

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