Dogsbody: FastCheapGoodChoose two.
EvilEgg: Hey it's cheap and most of the time it works.
Deathfrogg: So you call the engineers up at the Kite Factory, and try to get information on what they would suggest as to a good method to achieve that tolerance. The 25 year old schnook on the phone who is fresh out of New Delhi University School of Engineering tells you to filter and chill the coolant.
BiffSpiffy: But Radio Shack parts mean that they just have to pop into any Mall and get replacements, right?
MindStalker: Honestly, is this who fiasco much different than Boeing hiring a bunch of homeless dudes (no offense) and putting them on the production line. Blaming the failures on, "Well the Union labor was too expensive".
Satan's Dumptruck Driver: This story can't be true. The specs were met. They were enforcing the schedule. The boxes were checked. The risks were all green. Therefore failure is not possible.FTA: "As to our quality flow down through our supply chain, we have very robust processes,"Maybe aerospace companies should focus on robust engineering instead of robust processes. "Systems engineering" doesn't work so well when many of your (systems) engineers have little technical experience-- especially design/test/integration experience. Too often they are focused on the process instead of the product.
homelessdude: beefoe: Everyone outsources everything. Most companies (Apple and perhaps every other computer company) don't ever even touch any phase of their production. It's efficient, cost effective and lets companies take advantage of best-in-class technology and fabrication. It's just how things are done now, not some evil conspiracy.I agree with the thought of outsourcing as a viable business and manufacturing method. It makes sense and while it hurts domestically, it is the way the world works. For my part, I deal every single day with the barrage of low cost providers in my field from outside of my country. It drives me crazy but it also drives me to improve my skillset to stay ahead of the pack. It is the only way to stay viable in my field.The problem though with outsourcing is that all too often, the decision to outsource is not to take advantage of "best-in-class technology and fabrication". Instead, it is due to people channeling the work flow where the bottom line is paramount and not the product. Yes, companies need to make their money and all that and profit is good and necessary for corporate survival. But when a completely inferior product is created (and in this case, maybe a truly fatal flaw), then the methods of production and the reasons for choosing those techniques must be questioned. I am no aerospace engineer by any stretch or a production guru, but after so many mis-steps in the 787's short life, it is difficult not to be at least a little skeptical.Something is rotten in Denmark....or Seattle as it were.
styckx: Outsourcing shiat to third world countries known for half assing shiat at the expense of American stupidity isn't a good idea still? Who'da thunk it?
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