Lembrei-me da habitual postura gringa de concentração no preço como factor de decisão que refiro em "Tit for tat" e da sua habitual falta de paciência estratégica.
Lembrei-me, depois de ter lido:
- "Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back"
- "Why Donald Trump Is Wrong About Manufacturing Jobs and China" (muito bom)
"John Strotbeck, a former Olympic rower and the founder and C.E.O. of the Philadelphia-based team-uniform maker Boathouse Sports, told me that his company tried a few years ago to start manufacturing some of its sports apparel in China, but brought the production line back to a factory in Philadelphia soon afterward. The main factor was the lead time from when a customer placed an order to delivery. “Six months, and today it is even longer,” he said, of timelines at Chinese factories. “Compare that to how fast we can be now: average from the date of the order to out the door is twenty working days. And our workers are flexible; they can work anywhere in the factory and on any equipment. If all of a sudden we get a spike in demand for Gortex outerwear, a labor-intensive product, we can shift more resources and take advantage of it.”"
- "Americans Remain Upbeat About Foreign Trade"
- "We Are Being Killed On Trade – Rapidly Declining Exports Signal A Death Blow For The U.S. Economy"
- "China’s Inflation Flashes Warnings for Smokestack Industries"
- "Exportações chinesas afundam 25% na maior queda em quase sete anos"