Canon shuts down China factories

Started Sep 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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EvokeEmotion Contributing Member • Posts: 998
Re: Canon shuts down China factories

hotdog321 wrote:

That's always an issue with our new global economy. Whenever you outsource your products to another country, you are in danger of unintended consequences. Floods in Thailand, poor infrastructure, political unrest, corrupt bureaucrats, massive power failures (India), workers who have a differing work ethic, different environmental rules, creating unemployment in your own country, etc. etc. etc. I wonder how much Canon really "saved" by outsourcing to China?

I don't understand your logic. Couldn't all or some of those events occur in any country, including your own? So if one of Canon's factories in Japan is affected by an earthquake, let's say, wouldn't Canon wish it DID outsource the work done at that factory to say, Malaysia, which is outside of any earthquake zone?

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