This term isn't a perfect match, but then what is?
"Process manufacturing is the production of goods that are typically produced in bulk quantities, as opposed to discrete and countable units. Process manufacturing industries include chemicals, food and beverage, gasoline, paint and pharmaceutical.
"The production of process goods usually requires inputs for thermal or chemical conversion, such as heat, time and pressure. The product typically cannot be disassembled to its constituent parts.
"The simplest and easiest way to grasp the definition of process manufacturing is to recognize that, once an output is produced by this process, it cannot be distilled back to its basic components. In other words, "once you put it together, you cannot take it apart". A can of soda cannot be returned to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and other ingredients. Juice cannot be put back into an orange.A plastic card manufactured cannot be returned to its basic components like PVR sheets,transperent sheets. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and its components, to a large extent, returned to stock. Process manufacturing is common in the food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and biotechnology industries. In process manufacturing, the relevant factors are ingredients, not parts; formulas, not bill of materials; and bulk, not individual units. This is more than a subtle difference in terminology; the terms characterize distinct manufacturing approaches."
"К обрабатывающей промышленности относятся предприятия машиностроения, предприятия по производству чёрных и цветных металлов, проката, химических и нефтехимических продуктов, машин и оборудования, продуктов деревообработки и целлюлозно-бумажной промышленности, цемента и др. строительных материалов, продуктов лёгкой и пищевой промышленности, местная промышленность, а также предприятия по ремонту промышленных изделий (паровозоремонтная, локомотиворемонтная) и теплоэлектростанции, кинопромышленность (киноиндустрия)."
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