BIG Government

AFTER THE COLD WAR ENDED I FOUND MYSELF WORKING FOR TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES THAT SUPPLIED PRODUCTS FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS. I WAS HIRED TO HELP MOVE THEM INTO THE COMMERCIAL PRIVATE SECTOR. ONE OF THESE COMPANIES ON TIME DELIVERY RECORD WAS ONLY 60%. COMING FROM A COMMERCIAL BACKGROUND I UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS WAS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE BUT APPARENTLY TOLERATED BY THEIR MILITARY CUSTOMERS.

THE OTHER COMPANY SUPPLIED A PRODUCT THAT REQUIRED SOME MAINTENANCE OVER TIME BUT THE EXPECTATION WAS THAT, THAT WAS THE CUSTOMERS PROBLEM. IN THE COMMERCIAL MARKET THE CUSTOMER HAD MANY DIFFERENT VENDOR CHOICES (COMPETITION) AND SERVICE WAS A KEY VENDOR ISSUE. THE CULTURE AT BOTH COMPANIES WAS SO INGRAINED THAT THERE WAS NO WAY THEY WERE GOING TO SUCCEED UNLESS THEY MADE WHOLESALE CHANGES TO THERE STAFF. AS A RESULT THEY NEVER SUCCEEDED IN DIVERSIFYING THEMSELVES!

AS WE MOVE TO A SOCIALIST COUNTRY EXPECT THAT THE PRODUCT YOU ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL BECOME MORE EXPENSIVE, WITH POORER QUALITY AND SERVICE ONCE IT IS BEING SUPPLIED BY THE US GOVERNMENT!

AND THAT IS ALL I’M GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT!

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