It just doesn't add up. There is no way that the layoffs at Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. or DaimlerChrysler are not going to negatively affect the economy. U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao recently said these losses would have no effect on our economy. Others agree with her.
It's a good time to be in the quality business. Besides longtime quality professionals having bigger budgets and new projects, others in manufacturing industries are taking an interest in quality. Many manufacturing engineers, corporate managers and production line people have quality responsibilities.