Companies are trying to save money, improve products, develop new materials and become more efficient. New technologies are developed to positively impact the manufacturing industry and society.
What are the advantages of automation?
Less waste produced and faster running time
Low set up costs
Lots of jobs are created
Cooperatives are owned by?
Metals, plastics, coal and gas are all examples of what?
The Japanese term 'Kaizen' is used for which process?
Controlling the release of greenhouse gases
Which of these best describes market pull?
Products are produced in response to customers' wants or needs
Products are produced using new technology
Products are produced with a planned limited life
Trend forecasters are able to do what?
Decide how faiths and beliefs are affected by a product
Predict the colours and patterns that will emerge on the market in two years' time
Use new technologies to develop fashion wear
3D printing is also known as what?
Reducing the average cost per product whilst increasing output is known as what?
Economies of scale
How can planned obsolescence be described?
Bad for the environment
The ability to be repaired
Meant to be recycled
What is fair trade?
Protecting against testing on animals
Ensuring workers in developing countries are paid a fair wage
Encouraging the use of renewable materials