Friday, October 31, 2008

Outsourcing as a panacea

As said before, outsourcing is analogous to leveraging which seems to be a major factor in the current meltdown of the economy. In terms of outsourcing, happy thinking does not make things real; all it does is cloud the issues. Engineers have to know to make it real which implies up-close and hands-on experience.

Seattle P-I reports that Boeing plans to keep more engineering in-house for future programs (what about the current?). Does that appease SPEEA?


09/04/2009 -- Out of the house.

09/02/2009 -- Lets face it, folks, undecidability needs to be discussed and adopted in any complex situational setting, especially if computers are involved. Only hubris pushes us to make loud exclamations about what we're going to do in the future.

07/29/2009 --Nope, confounding continues. Yes, there are, at least, 5 issues to be considered.

05/18/2009 -- Testing in flight is within sight.

01/28/2009 -- Necessity of horses for the carts.

12/18/2008 -- Leveraging, in and of itself, is not bad.

11/01/2008 -- Or is it from real insight?

There is the saying that if one wants something done right, then do it yourself. Of course, there are many things that we cannot do ourselves, hence we need the expertise (and the good graces, sometimes) of others.

There is much to talk about on this subject, such as does not Boeing know that within its own boundaries it could not allow stove-piping? So, why would that not be an issue with disparate (in many way, geographically, politically, ...) parties?

Methinks that a marvelous engineering company needs to get its footing back. It is hard to believe the silliness displayed last fall (Cramming for the exam, Rush job, A new game (risky business), ...). This whole thing will bear oodles of scrutiny ex post facto.

Modified: 09/04/2009

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On the 787 project, Boeing ought to have kept Wichita in play. It would have been the perfect foil to counter the happy thinking of Scott Carson; it is almost certain that the problems that arose would have been discovered earlier, worked better, and fixed in a more timely fashion with Wichita's help.