Outline of production

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to production:

Production act of creating 'use' value or 'utility' that can satisfy a want or need.[1] The act may or may not include factors of production other than labor. Any effort directed toward the realization of a desired product or service is a "productive" effort and the performance of such act is production.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to production:


Primary sector

Secondary sector

Tertiary sector

Quaternary sector




Theories of production



Product engineering

Product design

Production technology


Machine set-up

Lot size and run length

Service provision


Process improvement

See also


  1. Kotler, P., Armstrong, G., Brown, L., and Adam, S. (2006) Marketing, 7th Ed. Pearson Education Australia/Prentice Hall.
  2. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/industry
  3. International Labour Office (1999). Safety and health in agriculture. International Labour Organization. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-92-2-111517-5. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  4. "Forestry." SAF Dictionary of Forestry. The Society of American Foresters, 1998. Helms, John A. <http://dictionaryofforestry.org/dict/term/forestry>
  5. Tor Selstad (1990). "The rise of the quaternary sector. The regional dimension of knowledge-based services in Norway, 1970-1985". informaworld. Retrieved 2010-06-17. ... knowledge-based services ...
  6. Peter Busch (1967). "Tacit Knowledge in Organizational Learning". Tacit Knowledge in Organizational Learning. Retrieved 2010-06-17. see page .. The quaternary sector of industry is the sector of industry that involves the intellectual services. That is research, development, and information.
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