El-Watan

Promoting Democracy in Algeria

Managing Director

But true Drewinskis output thesis, according to which the Totenglocklein ringing the local production? Due to increasing quality problems in low-wage countries, German companies bring home their production. The most recent example: Steiff can no longer produce his stuffed animals in China. Quality problems and to long transport routes that are the main reasons why the toy manufacturer Steiff will bring back its production moved partly to China”, writes the financial times Germany (FTD). A glass eye, a teddy bear for example is wrong, just a millimeter look not more faithfully the stuffed animal, but stares down on”the newspaper plastic puts the dilemma in a nutshell. On every fifth transfer a reverse shift follow within four to five years, according to a study of the Fraunhofer Institute for systems and innovation research. According to the study, every fourth to sixth operation, returned to Germany because losses at Quality and flexibility the hoped-for savings in labour costs eat up. Companies could, for example, not more quickly react to customer wishes.

Of course, not every relocation of production abroad is justified. That a sloppy planning creates additional problems of shifting, is obvious. However we should not the deceptive hope indulge us, that all German companies again remorsefully return to the domestic hearth”, says Udo Nadolski, Managing Director of the Dusseldorf consulting firm Harvey Nash. He recalls the deduction of Nokia from Bochum. He considers the decision of the Finns consistently and correctly, even if it ultimately became a funeral of first class with a payment of 40 million euros for the affected region.

Really does anyone seriously think that it is more profitable to build mobile phones in Germany? No, definitely not. Labor costs are now too high, especially when compared to the low-wage countries in Asia.” The policy shut its eyes to the reality and Miss reforms, says the personnel expert. In Germany, his company provides only yet highly skilled software professionals and long since no employee more for labour-intensive production areas. The migration trend in the foreign country you could stop at most with a radical cure: loosen job protection, co-determination rights cut and shift contracts so Nadolski. However, for the population in the face of rising prices and stubbornly high taxes and social security contributions have less understanding, because the fear of even the middle class is growing, to suffer welfare losses.

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