I raise that question after reading some statistics in a recent New York Times article, which noted that
Imports and exports are not the goal of a lean strategy, which would be to build products as close as possible to your customer, eliminating the waste of transportation. And of course, that is why
But the capacity of those plants doesn’t yet meet North American demand.
That percentage was up from figures of 38.4 percent in 2005 and 37 percent in 2004. And it may rise further this year because of what
It takes time to build new plants. That may be one reason
But at least in my mind, the situation raises some intriguing questions about the long-term thinking at
What do you think?
By the way, the Times article quotes an organization called the Level Field Institute, a group founded by retirees of the
Assuming those figures are accurate, I find that fascinating. The figures mean that GM employs more than three times as many people here as
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t enjoy seeing employees of the