How Mobile Phones Help Business

1434 WordsSep 8, 20126 Pages
Due to the rapid advancement of technology such as pervasive or ubiquitous wireless and internet networks, connective product marking technologies like RFID and emerging standards for the use of these defining specific locations using global location numbers, the basic supply chain is rapidly evolving into what is known as a Supply Chain Network. Since the mobile phone industry is a vast and much spread one it needs to be really competitive among other brands. One single mistake could lead to loose the whole market share Supply chains and supply networks both describe the flow and movement of materials & information, by linking organisations together to serve the end-customer. ‘Network’ describes a more complex structure, where…show more content…
Either way, cell phone manufacturers and sellers aspire to create marketable products that hit sales channels quickly This reality is attributed to the very nature of cellular technology's evolution. From the beginning, mobile handset manufacturers and wireless service providers were actively engaged in building and installing infrastructure in emerging markets where land line communication was limited. While they recognized the market demand for wireless technology, they also saw the economic potential for outsourcing manufacturing in these areas. Now many of these companies are offshoring product design and development activities in emerging markets such as China. "China has a highly skilled engineering workforce and labor is cheap. In addition, it is a competitive market," explains Vande Vate. "Cellular phone companies in China add more new users in one month than some do in specific U.S. markets in one year." U.S.-headquartered Motorola, by example, currently employs 2,000 workers at 16 R&D facilities across China. The diverse mix of cell phones and mobile devices currently hitting retail channels places considerable importance on how and where manufacturers perform final assemblage and customization. This, in turn, places additional stress on the supply chain, and often leads companies to seek third-party assistance. As evidence of this increasing complexity, the outsourced manufacturing and
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