Discrete manufacturing processes create products by assembling unconnected distinct parts as in the production of distinct items such as automobiles, appliances, or computers.
A manufacturing environment often characterized by individual, separate unit production, low unit volume, high product complexity, variable lead times and production to order vs. to stock.
Production of distinct items such as automobiles and computers.
Manufacturing items based on a definitive bill of material or recipe as opposed to batch formulas. The bill of material or recipe is typically expressed in quantities per each as opposed to percentage per batch.
Describes manufacturing of distinct items (items you can easily count, touch, see) such as a pencil, a battery, a telephone, a bicycle, a fuel pump, etc. Discrete as opposed to Process manufacturing.
This term refers to the manufacturing of specific unique items to exacting specifications such as a custom-made cabinet or a new sophisticated carburetor. Discrete manufacturing is used heavily by the engineering, automotive, electronics, and aerospace industries, among others.
The production or assembly of parts and/or finished products that are recognizable as distinct units capable of being identified by serial numbers or other labeling methods and measurable as numerical quantities rather than by weight or volume.
A manufacturing environment based on a bill of material instead of a formula.
Discrete manufacturing varies from process manufacturing. In discrete manufacturing, the manufacturing floor works off orders to build something. Examples include toys, medical equipment, computers and cars.