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Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 22:26:08 -0600
From: Dan <>
Subject: Re: GM Cuts

On 11/1/2004 12:37 PM, th wrote: > Tom Reingold wrote: > >> Dan wrote: >> >>> Great to know this is alt.languages.swedish.spelling. Now does >>> anyone think GM is setting up the Swedish plant for the shaft even >>> recent news is about German cuts? >>> >>> Dan >> >> >> >> >> I read an article a few months ago that said all Saab engineers, >> designers and similar workers were being cut. This amounted to about >> 1300 people. The real sad news is that this is really the death of >> Saab. It was controversial, but I actually liked the 900 that came out >> in 1994, though I haven't owned one. I like the GM-based Saabs. But >> now, Saabs will not have any design input from the people who made >> Saab what it is. >> >> You might be able to find the article I'm speaking of with a web search. >> > The news in Sweden talk about 500 people from different categories being > cut. Your source seems somewhat unreliable and there will still be Saab > engineers around (although they need to work more and more with common > GM technology). > A recent wsj article quoted GM "head honcho" Lutz that the current 9-3 is an example of platform sharing gone bad. I recall the radio and main "wiring" being examples of SAAB going its own way. While I wish XM would have been available in 2004 model, I certainly wouldn't want the Malibu radio. The SAAB 9-3 2004 ergonomics have grown on me (my first SAAB; sadly probably my last). Does anyone know if GM uses Activity Based Costing to make investment decisions? If not, I wonder how GM is doing the costing for SAAB to determine its profitability. Dan

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