Recent industrial history offers numerous examples of the substantial risk that a purely financially-driven supply-chain management model can pose. Two prominent examples: GM’s ignition switch recall and Takata’s explosive airbags.
Placing a bully in a position of high authority is never a good thing for a company, its employees, its suppliers or its customers. Nobody likes a bully.
The good news: it’s not all about the money.
“There’s an implication that the judge sees something serious enough that it deserves the attention of authorities to consider whether a crime has been committed.”