A Tiny Screw Really Does Make a Difference Feb 3, 2019 3:00:41 GMT -6
Post by PickyChicky on Feb 3, 2019 3:00:41 GMT -6
- “China is not just cheap. It’s a place where, because it’s an authoritarian government, you can marshal 100,000 people to work all night for you,” said Susan Helper, an economics professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and the former chief economist at the Commerce Department. “That has become an essential part of the product-rollout strategy.”
Ms. Helper said Apple could make more products in the United States if it invested significant time and money and relied more on robotics and specialized engineers instead of large numbers of low-wage line workers. She said government and industry would also need to improve job training and promote the development of a supply-chain infrastructure.
But, she added, there is a low chance of all that happening.
This lady knows what she's talking about. I've highlighted the keys to the solution to America's manufacturing problems. Even with the use of robotics for many of the tasks, there are still other more specialized jobs that could be had -- like an engineer as Ms. Helper suggested.
I did read the entire article word for word. The title had me curious how a tiny screw would make a difference and the answer is the root of America's problem -- in business, manufacturing, employment and our economy. It could even be affecting the types of majors college students get degrees for.
With a lower need of engineers due to the lower levels of manufacturing in this country, many (if not most) students simply aren't going to look at those types of careers. That, in turn, creates an even bigger problem for companies wanting to move their manufacturing back to the States -- as the story in this article relates.
Okay, that's all I have to ramble about at the moment, so it's your turn to...