Batch Processing Industries: Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Paints, CPG

In batch processing industries, the manufacturing processes are complex, consisting of multiple stages with intermediate products. Each stage may involve multiple process steps or operations. Some of the stages and operations may be tightly coupled.

The image below is representative of the demand flow and production flow in a multi-stage batch processing operation.

representative image of the demand flow and production flow in a multi-stage batch processing operation

 

For example, manufacturing stages in the Pharmaceutical industry include:

  • API (Active Ingredient) Manufacture
  • Granulation / Compression / Formulation
  • Packaging