Modern production is a complex process of converting raw materials, materials, semi-finished products and other objects of labor into finished products that meet the needs of society.
The combination of all the actions of people and tools carried out at the enterprise for the manufacture of specific types of products is called the production process.
The main part of the production process are technological processes that contain targeted actions to change and determine the state of objects raw materials. During the implementation of technological processes there is a change in the geometric shapes, sizes and physico-chemical properties of raw materials.
Along with technological processes, the production process also includes non-technological processes that do not aim at changing the geometric shapes, sizes or physico-chemical properties of objects of labor or checking their quality. Such processes include transport, storage, handling, picking and some other operations and processes.