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  •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

    This is a management issue. And particularly in the case where:

    (a) a decision was made to radically alter the manufacturing strategy, and;
    (b) Do so for a product design where a high content of new technology not previously used on the scale required.

    IOW, they did a lousy job of managing the change and bit off more than they could chew.

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 01:57:51 AM PST

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    •  Then the diary clearly isn't nonsense (0+ / 0-)

      as you claimed in the post I responded to.

      In Soviet Russia, you rob bank. In America, bank robs you.

      by badger on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:02:08 PM PST

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      •  Blaming the battery failure with "outsourcing" (0+ / 0-)

        Is nonsense. That is what I said.

        To my knowledge, Boeing does not produce Li ion batteries so regardless of how little or how much they would outsource in general, that item is likely to be a "buy" not a "make" in any case.

        And I would add, that regardless of whether Boeing might have some problems related to outsourcing (I'm sure they do with all of their suppliers regardless of commodity or location) not every problem is automatically an "outsourcing" problem, and that is the conclusion the diary and a fair number of commentators here seem to be doing.

        We really don't know the cause of the problems so jumping to any conclusion at this point is a bit premature.

        I think it's a bad idea to automatically equate any problem that occurs with products of multinational supply chains (which would include the majority of complex high tech products produced by just about any company) with "outsourcing" is a bad idea because (a) it totally irrelevant in many cases (b) when it precedes an actual definition of the the problem it speculative, and (c) when proven not to be the case it makes the person advancing such argument look ridiculous.

        And there is no contradiction for me to say this on one hand, and address the problems Boeing made for itself on the other.

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:00:45 AM PST

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