Thread regarding Cummins Inc. layoffs

First, Cummins Inc layoffs 2019, now, New for 2020, reorg of distribution and more layoffs!!!

Cummins (the manufacturer) is pushing a reorg at their recently (within the last 4 years) acquired distribution business/es attempting to centralize the existing consolidated regions into one centrally run business unit and eliminating overlapping roles and in the process eliminating many positions both hourly and salaried with the end goal (and hope) of a more streamlined and profitable distribution network. Mind you, the distribution business is a retail operation with unique demographics and business relationships with some very large customers throughout N.A. Cummins (the manufacturer) is a global leader in engine manufacturing, and very good at it, however, they Do Not understand the retail aspect of the business (even with the aid of analytics) and try to push processes and business model ideas to the distribution business to try to mold the business into a fairytale One Cummins way of doing business, in the process changing the way business is done with the customer and in many areas leaving customers very unhappy and opening opportunities for these customers to look elsewhere for their products. In short, this venture will probably become a heavy burden to Cummins and the distribution business will end up being sold back to individual ownership groups which are more familiar and better adept at running the retail operations and fostering the customer relationships needed to sustain long term growth and success for Cummins as a whole.

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Once the severance is gone, I am broke. I am living paycheck to paycheck now.

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Post ID: @4kll+13bCmr4d

Where you exempt on the DWU/plant side of SEP or the OCU HHP side? Also is didn't you get any separation package and if so what is your situation that you will be homeless in 3 months?

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Post ID: @2osb+13bCmr4d

Well you can add me to the list at SEP, I was gone before 9AM. Oh the HR lady was so nice and my stupid boss could barely hide his chesshire cat smile. Uhg! Now I am three and a half months away from being homeless.

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