Most people will endure the drip of a leaky pipe for only so long before they call a plumber. Manufacturers, on the other hand, have tolerated leaks for years, and few have sought professional help.
In this case, the leakage is revenue, and the principal driver, analysts say, is faulty pricing. Products sold for less than optimal prices cut into profit margins, and when a company lacks the discipline to plug these leaks, they become part of the corporate culture, and the dripping goes unchecked.
Source: Managing Automation, http://www.managingautomation.com
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