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A message from the US Auto Industry

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:34 pm
by Peter Barton

Re: A message from the US Auto Industry

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:31 pm
by BlownV8
Ha ha, it's to hard to produce quality cars.

Re: A message from the US Auto Industry

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:57 pm
by roadwarriormfp
An email i got last week......


A Japanese company ( Toyota ) and an American company (Ford) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River . Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.

Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing.

Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion. They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat while not enough people were rowing.

Not sure of how to utilize this information but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 3 area steering superintendents, and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.

They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program,' with meetings, dinners, and free pens for the rower There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes, and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles.

Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles and cancelled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year's racing team was out-sourced to India .

Sadly, The End.

Here's something else to think about:

Ford has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US , claiming they can't make money paying American wages.

TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US .
The last quarter's results:
TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while Ford racked up 9 billion in losses.

Ford folks are still scratching their heads.

Re: A message from the US Auto Industry

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:18 pm
by Big Bopper Bart
Now most are well built cars and trucks just that many are too boring and the big 3 has been too stubborn to get with the times. Also of course the fat cats giving themselves millions of dollars in bonus's and the greedy oil companies jacking up fuel prices becuase all the oil companies are merging and thus tanking the U.S economy. The bullshit stigma that all U.S made cars and trucks are pigs as far as MPG doesn't help things either. My 08 Dodge ram truck gets more MPG than my moms 07 Toyota FJ Cruiser. but every tard out there thinks every jap car and truck gets mythical magical gas mileage. :roll: