U.S. denies suppliers’ request for more aid, trade group says


Some excellent observations here! It is unfortunate that most of John Q Public don't understand the complexities of the supply chain, but no matter...it's that way for most sectors. Consumers see the end product and are ignorant to the process. One poster said too little too late for suppliers -- hey, at least OESA is around to be a "face" for the supply base! Without that even fewer of us would know what's going on.

Anyway, with all the belts tightening at once around here, we should watch out for the loss of future innovation coming out of the supply chain. It; survival mode of course, but once it gets to keeping the doors open it's probably way too late to think about competitiveness, intellectual property, and added value. That "brain drain" from having to cut so close to the bone for so many suppliers will hurt us down the road.

Suppliers (like any business) need to stay creative to succeed. Much more difficult now. Where will we see an ROI -- Return on Innovation -- again?


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