Manufacturing systems are organized and integrated teams of machinery, equipment, people, materials and information that are used to produce various types of products. Nowadays, they are an integral part of most companies, as they help increase productivity, quality and flexibility of production, as well as reduce the cost and time it takes to produce a product. Special software is often used to generate and analyze data, which helps increase production efficiency in the factory.
Types of manufacturing systems
There are many different types of manufacturing systems, which vary in terms of scale, degree of automation, type of products being produced and other factors. One of the most well-known and widely used manufacturing systems is so-called mass production, which uses large, automated production lines to produce large quantities of identical products in a short period of time. Another example is multifunctional production, which uses smaller, more diverse and flexible production lines to produce different types of products in smaller quantities.
The way products are manufactured
In addition to the type of manufacturing system, how products are produced is also important. Two main production models can be distinguished: production based on conventional technologies and production using modern technologies such as robotics, intelligent machines or artificial intelligence. Production using modern manufacturing systems and software allows for increased productivity, quality and flexibility in production.