Jetty wrote:Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from Boeing relating to the production of the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina, where there have been allegations of shoddy work.
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... r-records/
This is not looking good right after publication of outsourcing critical software design to developing countries, too slow processors to handle MCAS 2.0 and the absence of the supposed to be delivered 787-10 at KL’s 100 year festivities. One can only hope that Boeing seriously rethinks their way of doing business.
As a former Boeing employee, I saw the writing on the wall after the 2008 strike. All of us had warned the corporate top brass that their bean counting and outsourcing would eventually bite them on the ass. Of course, McNerney dug as deep as he could to increase profits and reduce costs. His axe to grind by opening the non union plant in Charleston was pure revenge and a hardcore attempt to break the unions. When McNerney left, most of us hoped new leadership would not be as harsh, and relax the full on employee destruction. Before McNerney left, he joked about how the employees cowered to him, and how great it felt to see the workers bow in fear to him.
Sadly, the leadership has not changed it's tactics. The union workers keep on building them, but the outsourcing has gotten so out of hand, the company has virtually lost complete control of the product they build. One hand is not talking to the other, and the execs keep pinching pennies in every aspect they can to increase profits. Now this game is directly affecting the actual customers, and that is where the top brass needs to sit down, and have a very serious look in the mirror. This "too big to fail" game the top brass is playing will eventually end Boeing. The company is in a direct path of complete destruction. The company is NOT healthy. And I saw someone mention the stock still doing okay..... That's what got this disaster started in the first place! I can show you a shitload of stock certificates from some of the big boy airlines that are long history, and the paper they are printed on aren't worth a penny.
A very serious makeover is in dire needs, and if it does not happen, Boeing will ultimately die. The MAX disaster alone may be the precursor. When Boeing rolled out a shell of a 787, that too was a massive warning sign. Promises have been broken so many times with this company in the last 10 years. And we must never forget!!! The only reason Boeing is still in business is because of it's customers. Boeing needs to also consider it's very own employees customers too. The atmosphere in those factories are dismal, and morale has been rock bottom since the top brass has ruled with iron fists. Boeing is a complete mess, and where they go from here is the deciding factor of the companies future. I really hope they can change this pattern. Alot of the outsourcing has to be brought back in house, and Boeing needs to get back to what it once was... One of the best plane makers ever.