Augie Picado: The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing
Augie Picado is the country manager for UPS Mexico. Full bio
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of a famous baseball player.
mentions North Korea?
of affordable consumer products.
got to where they are today.
as an example of countries and citizens
during the 2016 presidential election.
during the Brexit debates
during the French elections.
a really important topic
positioning protectionism as a good thing.
protectionism is good,
it seems like trade is unfair.
we've been having here at home in the US.
US manufacturing jobs.
is declining in the US
their operations offshore
sometimes are unfair,
produced goods back into the US
from where the jobs were taken.
sector in the US
for the reasons you might think.
because we've made improvements
lost manufacturing jobs
to every production line
just struck up a deal with China,
I think that what people picture
between only two countries.
the manufacturing countries win
of the products we use today.
of what trade really looks like.
happens in a straight line.
the manufacturing plant
a completed tail assembly.
are assembled from panels
over the little windows,
a part of a new airplane.
goes on all around the world
take a look in your house.
a label that looks like this one:
from US and foreign parts."
that it's most beneficial for a country
it can produce most efficiently
is shared production,
for coordinating the efforts
to dig the foundation,
to build a house or renovate a kitchen,
to install your toilet?
to the corporate world.
and most efficiently,
interdependent network of manufacturers
products in just one country.
at the interconnected web
that shared production represents
in trade between the US and Mexico.
on all imports from Mexico.
going to stand by and let that happen?
they impose a similar tax
that 20 percent duties
product, product component
than a 40 percent increase in duties,
that might have on some of the products,
that we buy every day.
were actually passed along,
pretty important increases in prices.
from 37,000 dollars to 48,000.
to 1,167 dollars.
of CVS skin moisturizer
at one strand of the production chain
across all of the strands.
to dismantle this network
be saving or protecting
in our own productivity.
those jobs, they're gone for good.
to drive up prices
the basic goods we use every day
in a couple of years anyway?
higher quality products
and expertise we have
benefit from lower prices.
to be effective,
movement of raw materials,
try to sell you on the idea
ABOUT THE SPEAKERAugie Picado - Border specialist
Augie Picado is the country manager for UPS Mexico.
Why you should listen
By leading strategy and operations for UPS across Mexico, Augie Picado has developed a nuanced familiarity with the day to day of cross-border trade. Prior to this position, Picado led various aspects of UPS's marketing strategy. Recent positions include vice president of marketing for the Americas region and the senior director of marketing development in Atlanta. He began his career with the company in 1985 as a loader in New Jersey.
Picado earned his BA from Montclair State University and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, both in New Jersey. He also earned a masters certificate in project management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
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