What is going on with the Erie Plant. We were told there was a lot of working coming; thus, they are trying to hire for a 2nd shift. Now we are told that they are going to farm things out because we are so backed up, btw there isn't much work on the floor. My question is, why are they going to farm stuff out if there is a 2nd shift makes no sense. There is barely enough work for 1st.
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Union going to cuck out on contract.
Bunch of cameras are being put up in the shop, big brother is watching 👀.
Erie is in a death spiral. Part shortage on almost all orders and the Great resignation is a grim outlook on the future of the operation. Management hasn't been able to solve any of the issues since 2015 and qualified people are jumping ship faster then they can hire. Get out while you can!
with the price of a barrel of oil now over a hundred dollars, Erie is well positioned to capitalize on all the improvements the plant management has focused on during the last few years of restructuring, enhancing processes, streamlining personnel and targeting key outsourcing, there is no excuse not to maximize profit and excede OTD
Well, they're building PD meters in Germany now, and remanufacturing is now building new valves and soon new PD meters. Company can't get new people to work here, so they resorted to farming out the work. More machining is now starting to be farmed out. This will only get worse as the year goes on. Key people are leaving for a reason, and no wage increases in 3 years leaves little desire to stay here. The life preservers are only keeping us a float now.
OTD hasn't been made due to lack of materials/planning ( system generated magical forcast vs actually doing orders that have already been bought and paid for priority first to make the costumer happy) and the small workforce trying to put out as much as 3 shifts would in one shift. It doesn't help when there is a problem on the floor and key management people aren't present (working from home) to make a call on certain issues, but will not pick up or takes a prolonged period of time to respond
to pass these key parts on the next step in the manufacturing process also delays OTD. Erie has a magnitude of problems that involve everyone in the place, and if these problems aren't dressed soon, this place will be its demise.
Erie isn’t making OTD and hasn’t for months. If the shop can’t get the work out to meet deliveries they will farm it out to someone who can. Once they start farming out that work won’t come back to Erie. If you haven’t already started working on updating your resume now would be a good time. The outlook at Erie is dismal.