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PRODUCT DESIGN REVISION (REMOTE MANUFACTURING) 1
V. Ryan © 2009
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|When designing and
manufacturing it is usual to carry out these functions in the same place.
For instance, for many decades the car manufacturing industry in the UK
designed and manufactured cars on the same site in the UK.
Today it is common to have designers in one country sending their designs across the world to another country where manufacturing takes place. This is part of what is known as the global economy. Often it is cheaper to manufacture products in the Far East, in countries such as China whilst designing in Europe or the USA.
|1. What are the advantages of this type of manufacture? (The key words / phrases below may help you)|
|CHEAPER - CHOOSE BEST
TECHNOLOGY - ECONOMIC - BUY BEST COMPONENTS - CONCENTRATE ON -
ASSEMBLY - KEEP FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION LINE - ONLY NEED SEMI SKILLED WORKERS
- HANGE SUPPLIERS IF NECESSARY
|What are the disadvantages of this type of manufacture? (The key words / phrases below may help you)|
|SKILLED JOBS NOT IN THIS COUNTRY - RELYING ON OTHER COMPANIES - EXCHANGE RATE - TRANSPORT - COSTS - DEALING WITH SEVERAL SUPPLIERS - COMPLEX SUPPLY CHAIN|
|Name a product and explain why it would be suitable for Remote Manufacture|
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