What is Batch Manufacturing?
Batch production refers to a method in manufacturing in which products are created as specified groups, or amounts, that each go through a series of steps to make the desired product. This type of production is created within a time frame and is used to guarantee specific quality changes. This method enables mass produced products to be created in batches, with fixed changes to each group.
Batch processing in manufacturing can create various types of changes in the product, such as varying colors, sizes or styles – whatever change the product may need. If a product requires any variation, batch manufacturing can be used to ensure that each change is created with the same quality.
Continuous manufacturing stands in contrast with batch manufacturing. With continuous manufacturing, machinery and equipment are in constant use and there is barely any variation in the process to produce different types of products.
While batch manufacturing is the simplest and easiest form of processing, continuous manufacturing can help overcome processing bottlenecks and increase both the quality and quantity of the product.