Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 14 - The diagram below shows the typical stages of consumer goods manufacturing

The diagram below shows the typical stages of consumer goods manufacturing, including the process by which information is fed back to earlier stages to enable adjustment.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the process shown.

» You should write at least 150 words.
» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Academic writing task 1 sample 14

 

Sample Answer 1:
This provided flow chart illustrates the process of consumer goods production in an orderly manner and includes various stages of production and sales together with the feedback supplied towards the earlier stages which allows improvements and modifications throughout the process.

The product manufacturing process is initiated with the purchase of raw materials and manufactured components which are kept in storage until production process is planned. Production planning involves product research and design. The process is carried through the stages of assembly, inspection, testing and packaging of the final product sequentially which is then dispatched for sale.

Production planning provides feedback for storage. Likewise, sales provide feedback for both production planning and market research, which in turn provides feedback for advertising and packaging. Similarly, both market research and testing provide feedback for design.

In summary, this flowchart illustrates the production process and the feedback provided at various stages of goods manufacturing.

(Approximately 150 words | Written by Sami Satti

Sample Answer 2:
The given diagram shows the stages of manufacturing and process adjustment of the consumer goods.  As is observed from the flow chart, the goods manufacturing is a complex process which is done in several stages and information is sometimes fed back to earlier stages to make some adjustments.

Firstly, raw materials and other components are stored together and production planning is done. Two major process involves in the overall manufacturing process: one is manufacturing process itself and another one is the information feedback process with which the adjustment of the manufacturing is done. After the product research, the design part is done and this input is used in product planning stage. After the production planning is complete the assembly, inspection, testing and packaging stages are done sequentially. Feedback from testing phase is used in the design stage and which led back to product planning stage. Again, the market research affects the design and advertising stages and inputs from the market research stage are used in the packaging stage. The final two stages are dispatch and sales. The information flow stage gives feedback to other stages to refine and adjust the process.

In summary, the consumer goods manufacturing process involves both the multi-staged manufacturing and research methods. The manufacturing stages involve the storage, assembly, inspection, packing to the sales methods whereas the research stages include market & product research, design and advertisement.   

(Approximately 231 words) 

Sample Answer 3:
The given diagram shows the steps of the consumer products manufacturing process, as is clearly show in the diagram that goods manufacturing is a complex process from collection of raw materials to the end product.

As the process clearly shows the first stage of product development is collection and storage of raw materials and manufacturing components. The second stage is designing of the products and production planning and it’s a lengthy process which includes supervision and monitoring designing progress frequently, and before market surveys, it is necessary to test the product to being aware the quality of the product. If the product is quality wise good then the next stage is packing of the products and make advertise for sale. In this production and manufacturing process, there are mainly two types of processes- flow of manufacturing process and flow of information feedback.

In summary, it is value chain development process that starts from collection of raw materials to the end or final product for sale, in each stage of this manufacturing process value is added to products.

(Approximately 176 words | Written by Maher Ali) 

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0 # Gayle Magbagay 2016-09-11 16:48
Hi! Can I ask for help about my Feasibility study, I need to write a detailed production process for the goods of our proposed coffee shop. Can anyone help me about this?
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0 # Pratibha Kujur 2016-09-06 02:06
Thanks to IELTS Mentor. This website is a great help.
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+1 # De-Nada 2016-03-14 08:09
Could somebody please give their opinion on my version for this example?

The given flow chart illustrates the eight main stages of consumer goods production, from the basic substances to the final product- ready for sale. As it can be observed, it is a complex operation, influenced by the process of the information feedback that follows the opposite direction of production process.

Firstly, raw materials and manufacturing components are collected and put together in a storage. At the same time, studies about the product are made which leads to its design. The next step is preparing a production planning from both storage and design of the artifact. After 5 other steps (assembly, inspection, testing, packaging and dispatch) the product is ready to be in the market.

This whole procedure is controlled and regulated by the feedback information. They mainly come from researches on market that are defined directly from sales and affect different phases of production like advertising, packing and designing. There are some steps of manufacturing process that give important information to other phases of this chain of operations, like sales to product planning which influences the stage of storage and the testing to the design of products.

As it is clearly seen, the manufacturing process and the information feedback are part of a cycle and keep affecting each other for a better production procedure.
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0 # Larry 2016-03-05 01:54
None of these answers are very good because obviously the process does not start with the collection of raw materials.... How can a manufacturer collect raw materials if they do not know what they are going to manufacture?? The first steps should be product research and market research.
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+3 # Andrew 2016-03-15 07:27
Dear Larry,

Could you please write a model answer and share with us (IELTS candidates)? Seems like you have better standard in writing! Why don't you share your writing?
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+5 # Larry 2016-03-17 02:35
HI, I do not mean to be critical.. I was just making a point about the fact that the process should start with the research, not the collection of raw materials.... this is a tricky process because there are many steps and I think the trick is to try and use a minimum of excess words and to try cover as many steps as possible in an efficient way.... Here is my sample;

This diagram depicts the process of consumer goods manufacturing, and includes various stages in which feedback is supplied to earlier stages to allow for adjustment.

Firstly, with input from both market research and product research, the product is designed and sent to production planning for assembly, using raw materials and manufactured components supplied from storage. After assembly, the product is inspected and tested, before being packaged and dispatched for sale.

Feedback may occur in the following stages: Information from sales is supplied to market research, which in turn supplies feedback to advertising and design. Information from sales is also given to production planning, which later informs the storage department of any new requirements. Finally, results from testing are sent to the design department.

All in all, this is a non-linear process in which the flow of feedback in various stages allows for improvements to the final goods produced.
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+3 # IELTS Mentor 2016-03-17 07:20
Dear Larry,
Do not feel offended from the comment written by a site visitor. We appreciate your comment as this is the whole point of having the comment feature here. We also like your process description flow.
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+2 # LARRY 2016-03-17 20:30
No offense taken!! I just hope that I did not offend anyone with my own comments.... All the best for your work on this site!
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-1 # Prern 2016-07-29 18:14
Hi, technically, you're right because that's how cement manufacture starts. But I feel, we shouldn't really mention that because the diagram doesn't say so. I think it'd be great if we just stick to the question.
Just saying.
No offence. :)
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+1 # Ruby 2016-02-18 13:41
The give diagram illustrates the consumer goods manufacturing process. Through the different stages, some information are collected in order to refine the manufacturing process, quality of the goods and for on time adjustment for the end products.

Firstly, the manufacturing process is initiated with the collection of new ‘raw materials’ and ‘manufactured components’ for the storage to prepare for the production planning. After the product research, the design is one of the stages that take into account of production planning. It is indeed a long process which includes assembly, inspection, testing, packaging and dispatching the finished products for sales.

During the process, the feedback information are frequently collected, for example, when testing the products, important test results are provided as feedback to the design stage. The ‘sales’ department gives their feedback to the ‘market research’ department which will contribute to the stages of advertising, packaging and designing. This information will also be taken into consideration for the early stages for better production planning and storage.
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+2 # Kimeng 2016-02-02 05:04
The sample helps me a lot for IELTS test.
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+1 # Zak 2015-08-17 20:53
Nice answer sidd.
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+20 # Siddhi Patel 2015-06-11 22:47
The chart illustrates different stages in the production of consumer goods manufacturing.

All in all, it can be said that production planning is thought to be very simple however it involves many complicated stages.


First of all, raw materials and manufactured components are interacted with production planning and thereafter storage. Secondly, assembly depends on production planning where it is decided in what quantity the stored in material processed, after that production planning also depends on the design which depends on the product research then once the product assemble they go for inspection, testing and once the goods passed from inspection and testing they are go for packaging and dispatch for the further sales. Lastly, sales is the last stage however influences in production planning.

Furthermore, the designing is not only influenced by product research but also in the testing. If there is any error it goes for re-designing. Similarly, market research is also essential to know the demand. Market research carried out advertising to foster the future sales.
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+5 # Aakash vaghela 2015-06-07 00:01
Nice sample with great vocabs
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+1 # Mansurivahora zamil s 2015-05-18 12:58
its good for me because I have Learn in this side
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