Process controls in manufacturing refer to the methods and procedures implemented to ensure consistent and high-quality production of goods. They involve a series of measures designed to monitor, regulate, and optimize various aspects of the manufacturing process.

For maximum productivity, process controls should include not only equipment, but where it is located, how it operates, and how your crews interact with the process as a whole. In the best-case scenarios, it all comes together to create a seamless manufacturing line.

Process Controls for Manufacturing

A streamlined production is a thing of beauty, with everything working as it should in complete harmony. It doesn’t always work that way, and that’s where improved process control comes into play, covering a few key elements:

  • Monitoring
  • Regulation
  • Analyzing Data
  • Automation
  • Quality Assurance


Regularly monitoring your manufacturing process–from how the equipment is running to production schedules–allows you to see where improvements can be made. This is also an important safety factor: ensuring your machinery is running at optimal capacity and well-maintained allows for early detection of issues and prevents potentially hazardous situations.


If there are problems along the process, address them. Adjusting and maintaining the process variables will help you reach your desired outcomes. This involves setting appropriate targets, establishing standard operating procedures, and controlling variables to ensure consistent output quality.

Analyze Data

Collecting data from the process and comparing it with predetermined standards or specifications. This feedback loop allows for continuous evaluation of the manufacturing process, helps you find pain points, and track if the changes you’ve made are helping you reach your production goals.


Does upgrading technology and automated systems help control and optimize the manufacturing process? Automation helps minimize human error, improves efficiency, and ensures greater precision and repeatability in production. Something as simple as using conveyor belts instead of a forklift to move goods could make a big difference.

Quality Assurance

How does the end product look? Implement measures to ensure that the final product meets the required quality standards. This could be performing inspections along the line, conducting tests, and using statistical techniques to assess product quality at various stages of production.

Storee Construction has been performing process control installations and upgrades all over the Midwest for more than 60 years. When you need new equipment installed to help productivity, we’ll figure out a way to do it, even if it means an expansion of the building space.

Not only does this help reduce the number of defects and waste, but it also enhances productivity. It’s a win-win situation for both the manufacturer and the customer. In today’s competitive environment, meeting customer expectations is critical, and process controls help achieve that. They help maintain uniformity, reliability, and efficiency throughout the manufacturing process, leading to a better final product.