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How methods of production have changed since the development and use of I.C.T.

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How methods of production ave changed since the development and use of I.C.T. The impact on manufacturing cars. The effects of I.C.T within manufacturing recently in the past two decades has changed the both the way that we view the use of computers within business and their function. Through the manipulation of I.C.T the cost of can be reduced in different stages of production. In addition to this, the friction between the different stages can be lessened and, as a result, the product can in the end be provided to the end user at a lower price. Through more flexible production, the wishes of the consumer can also be better anticipated and higher-quality products can be provided. ...read more.

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Computers have taken over skills that were originally done by hand. These include for example, body spraying of cars, general manufacturing of the body of cars. An example from the Ford car industry shows us how effective these costs savings can be. The costs are removed, as the companies no longer need the skilled workers who used to create the products. Another advantage to the manufacturing companies is that creation of products is not limited to the standard working day, manufacture can be done 24 hours a day. Cars have to meet extensive safety regulations and, to make sure they do, they have to undergo certain crash tests. ...read more.

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Prices have become more affordable so that even the working classes can afford to have material goods such as cars. One of the downsides for the manufacturing industry is that due to the lack of demand of skilled labourers people who have the necessary skills to manufacture products. Therefore employers gain from a reduction in costs but skilled tradesmen lose their jobs to robots that can complete the job in less time and more efficiently for a fraction of the price. Before the introduction of the new technology the manufacturing people to provide income relied upon industry. Large communities of people were involved in big factories. Now the focus has shifted from physical labouring to the maintaining of the machines. The impact on food manufacturing. The ...read more.

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