One of the world's strongest industries is the manufacturing sector. With the emergence of modern technologies, particularly the advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) in this sector, manpower has shifted focus on operating machines that can produce hundred times faster than labor work. Not only has this made companies increase profit margins and meet higher demand but it has reduced factory workers' healthy and safety risks and actual workload.
In this globalized and competitive world, both managers and regular employees need to juggle multiple tasks that require them to be mobile but reachable. In the past five years, communication devices have progressed immensely that it allowed people to access their e-mails, documents and presentations while away from their desk. Small, handheld devices such as the Blackberry and iPhone enable people to collaborate rapidly and send out heavy information quickly. The presence of Wifi zones in coffee shops, libraries even shopping malls allows for instant communication especially during emergency work. It is also through these that virtual teams composed of members from various locations are formed to create globally competitive ideas. ...Show more