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What is Remote Manufacturing?

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Remote manufacturing helps us to carry out various functions like web designing and manufacturing from a single place. The concept of remote manufacturing uses electronic media to deliver the design to the manufacturing unit on real time basis from any part of globe instantly.

The word 'remote' as it used to meant decades before is no longer operative in the same way in our present context of time and space and so remote manufacturing just like the remote control evokes no feeling of remoteness in us. We now live in a global village where information network make way for us to present our deliverables anywhere just within seconds or minutes and this emerging environment is precisely the backdrop behind the concept of remote manufacturing. While the engines of a machinery unit are being designed now in Netherland it is actually would put into manufacturing in China. The design would seamlessly become delivered to the manufacturing unit through electronic media and even in every part of the manufacturing real time consultation with the chief architects can be done using video conferencing or satellite telephony. Thus a remote manufacturing unit can actually be spread between different countries and geographical locations yet can always be connected with one another in real time.

Examples of remote manufacturing

Some examples would suffice to make us realize how remote manufacturing functions in the global business environment presently. The best example can be the mobile phones and tech gadgets. Presently almost all the manufacturers of electronic gadgets and mobile devices depend on remote manufacturing for producing their devices. A smart phone is designed in U.S. and then manufactured in the plant in China or Taiwan is the best example of remote manufacturing. Similar thing happens in case of other products like automobiles, FMCG products, consumer durables, garments and fashion accessories and virtually products of every segment. Remote manufacturing helped many companies to achieve their global status and at the same time acquire a local image in the respective countries where their goods are manufactured. Most important of this made the freeing of economic constraints in various regions and make way for better accessibility of goods, products and services. Let us now have a look at some of the most important benefits of remote manufacturing.

Benefits of remote manufacturing

Remote manufacturing is one of the most widespread attributes of globalized economy. In a time business and its consumerist effects on the population far outsized the boundary between the nations and geographical locations the manufacturing of goods cannot be just limited within the place of origin of the company manufacturing the goods. Remote manufacturing in more than one ways established consumerist freedom and helped the manifestation of economic freedom and employment opportunities. Here are some of the benefits of remote manufacturing.

  1. Economic outcome corresponding to several countries or nations is the most important aspect of remote manufacturing. With remote manufacturing in place many global giants in pharma, automobile, textile, mobiles and tech gadgets are coming to developing or underdeveloped nations and consequently this is helping the local economy of those countries to grow.
  2. Another important beneficial aspect of remote manufacturing is the augmentation of employment in the countries of operation. Many of the countries in the developing world have seen great increase in the employment opportunities in the past few years due to off shore production or remote manufacturing.
  3. Remote manufacturing made many products develop and produce at a great cost advantage which is definitely beneficial for the producer company, but is equally beneficial for the consumers as for the cost benefits reflected in the pricing.
  4. Another important benefit of remote manufacturing is the improvement of skill sets across different population which apart from economic benefit is sure to add great value to the successive production principles and designs. Many tech companies of West in the recent past had to renounce number of production models and preconceived prototypes following their experience in manufacturing in off shore locations.
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Posted on: June 10, 2013

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