Reply to "NO RUM TILL YOU DIE"

Bibi Haniffa posted:
ksazma posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
ksazma posted:

Maybe DDL should invest in their own estate by acquiring a viable one to support its molasses needs. It is not the most practical approach but nothing is practical in Guyana. That would still be better than importing all the way from India.

They were given the first opportunity to buy Skeldon.  

They should. The price may have come down too. While JIT is ideal, it is not always practical so producers hope that components of their products are readily available. When I worked for Siemens back in the early '90s, we had a machine shop where we used raw wires to make flexible leads that goes from the pacemaker to the heart. Now that flexible lead was rubber coated. That rubber coating came from a candle-like material which we melted and molded into a coating sleeve for the lead. The image is stamped St. Jude as Siemens sold the operation to St. Jude in 1994. But when I was there, most of the pacemakers were fully assembled in our Sylmar, CA factory.

Six degrees of separation.  The spouse of a GNI member also worked for Siemens in the '90s and still work there.  And I work for a company that once owned St. Jude's.

Even today, I consider my time at Siemens Pacesetter to be my most satisfying time although it is where I have had my shortest tenure. Just a few years. I was young and coming up in Corporate America and the products we were involved in (pacemakers & Insulin pumps) gave a very deep sense of satisfaction. That was poetry for me. I had four levels of Financial reporting as each had different levels of reserve. We had our level of reporting, then the one we submitted to Siemens Medical Systems in New Jersey. Then the one we submitted to Siemens Corporation in New York and lastly, the one we submitted to Siemens AG in Germany. That was all before Excel, all those savvy Excel based accounting schedules and the internet. We used to compress our files and transmit them using Progeny. It was a few days of intense work followed by a free reward day off. The delivery of financial reporting has become so much easier today. 

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