Sunday, April 22, 2007

Why do companies just not get it?

From Engadget.

"Tough news on the Lenovo front, as the "world's third ranking PC manufacturer" is looking to axe 1,400 of its US-based employees -- and fast."

Normally - I'm all for a good firing. But this little section makes me particularly irritated.

" The company stressed that its return to profitability last year was greatly assisted by the laying off of upwards of 1,000 employees, and insinuates that the latest cost-cutting measures are just attempts to "make the organization more efficient by reducing expenses".

Hey Lenovo! You know what would make you profitable? Not taking weeks to ship a freaking machine. You know what else makes you profitable? Having your salesmen not tell people you have a machine ready to ship. Then when you are ready pay - finding out no such machine exists. Here. It tends to piss customers off, and they decide to buy from anyone but you.

It just annoys me to no end - because I really think companies could be much more profitable if they just got their supply chains up to speed.

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