The hierarchical exempt versus non-exempt labor vs management days brought down Detroit. There is a new way, that requires new thinking and attitudes. We can't look back at the way things used to be. The only way is forward. This IS the new American Manufacturing paradigm.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain