What is Manufacturing?
If you don’t actually make something, you aren’t really a manufacturer. If you don’t make it here, how can you count it here?
There seems to be a lot of confusion these days about manufacturing. As a guy who has worked his entire life in manufacturing, I’d like to eliminate this confusion.
The word “Manufacture” is made up from two Latin Roots “manu” and “factura.” “Manu” means “by hand.” “Factura“ is a derivative of “facere,” which meant “to perform” or “to do.” Factura means ”a working.”
While the linguistic origins of “manufacturing” were “a working, by hand,” the essence was the creation of something by work into something else. In modern terms, it is “the conversion of raw materials into finished goods by labor.”