Initially, the basic rice cultivation process requires the complete preparation for the technological projects and the set_up of the milling plant. Many layouts, specifications, selection of appropriate milling equipments and units are planned for the efficient running of the milling industry. Further the assessment reports are also prepared keeping in mind the benefits with the selection of experienced personnel. There are different types of methods used in the rice milling industries. In the earlier days, conventional methods were used for paddy processing using the steel hullers and the rice processing process mentioned in the above flowchart was carried out manually.
All process instances are executed in a very similar way and it is easy to draw a flowchart detailing the sequence in which tasks are executed. It is also possible to formalize the business rules that guide decisions, normally based on the evaluation of some process variables. But recently other kinds of processes have caught the attention of process management specialists. They are known as knowledge processes, or knowledge_based processes. Knowledge processes can be defined as "high added value processes in which the achievement of goals is highly dependent on the skills, knowledge and experience of the people carrying them out". Some examples could be management, R&D, or new product development processes.