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    Fiat Chrysler will move Ram production to Michigan from Mexico

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    I wonder what this will do for quality as well. I had a friend that was involved in the supply chain for Beechcraft. Quite a few years ago they sent some parts manufacturing to Mexico. Everything that came back had to be reworked. You can write all the specifications and manuals that you want, but you can't "teach" work ethic.
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    I think this has more to do with "quality control" than anything else.

    Have a friend that worked for years as a heavy duty truck mechanic. He was telling me about how International big rig quality went to heck when they started building vehicles in Mexico. He mentioned their main problem being electrical wiring problems and electronic control problems with the HVAC system that were expensive to repair. Probably the reason Fiatsler is moving assembly back to the USA.
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    During the 90s, Lockheed Martin moved all their electrical wiring harness production from a state of the art electrical manufacturing area to a new wiring harness factory, that Lockheed built, in Mexico. They laid off or transferred the experienced employees and turned their manufacturing area into office space for the UAE representatives. Immediately, we started receiving harnesses that were so screwed up they had to be scrapped. This continued for several weeks until Lockheed opened a new Wiring Harness Repair department. Millions was lost because of this "cost reduction" decision. Mexican labor is great for farming and digging ditches, but otherwise they suck.

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    Maybe now I can buy that new truck
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    If you gave me a new Dodge truck I would sell it.

    Gonna take a long road to turn it around.Friend has a newer Dodge Ram 2500 and is on recall number 16 I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassrh View Post
    During the 90s, Lockheed Martin moved all their electrical wiring harness production from a state of the art electrical manufacturing area to a new wiring harness factory, that Lockheed built, in Mexico. They laid off or transferred the experienced employees and turned their manufacturing area into office space for the UAE representatives. Immediately, we started receiving harnesses that were so screwed up they had to be scrapped. This continued for several weeks until Lockheed opened a new Wiring Harness Repair department. Millions was lost because of this "cost reduction" decision. Mexican labor is great for farming and digging ditches, but otherwise they suck.
    I was with a fortune 500 company that outsourced me an all the IT work to another fortune 500 company with a large development staff in India. They replaced 6 Americans (the youngest with 24 years of experience) with 15 Indians. None of the Indians ever produced a thing. They were clueless and didn't really care. The company lost millions before I left and, presumably, still haven't saved a dime and they've lost all their experienced software developers. Idiocy, but hey, it's their money!

    Oh yeah, my wife's 2014 Jeep has been recalled about a dozen times. It runs okay, but it's still basically an old Dodge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stroker View Post
    If you gave me a new Dodge truck I would sell it.

    Gonna take a long road to turn it around.Friend has a newer Dodge Ram 2500 and is on recall number 16 I believe.
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