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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

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The UK can't just grow a whole industry of component manufacturers overnight.
Oh I think we could, think back to the heady days of British Leyland.....oh! Wait!
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

JIT does not save anything overall, just makes the big companies life easier.
The small companies still have to make, store and then deliver in the exact moment.
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

JIT is better than having thousands of completed expensive items wairting for customers.
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

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JIT is better than having thousands of completed expensive items waiting for customers.
That is true; but then the British motor industry has hundreds of thousands of 'pre-registered' vehicles standing rotting in fields around the UK ordered only so that dealers can keep their franchises and possibly to maintain their discounts.

What is JIT about that?
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

But the pre regs are not the responsibility of the manufacturer but of the retailer and can provide a bargain for the customer who is not critical of the spec of the vehicle.

Also the manufacturers create hi spec low mileage cars for the used trade to encourage the customer into the dealership and to provide a lower entry price into buying the vehicles.

They also enable the distributor to provide a perq car to relatively junior staff to offset salary.
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But the pre regs are not the responsibility of the manufacturer but of the retailer and can provide a bargain for the customer who is not critical of the spec of the vehicle.

Also the manufacturers create hi spec low mileage cars for the used trade to encourage the customer into the dealership and to provide a lower entry price into buying the vehicles.

They also enable the distributor to provide a perq car to relatively junior staff to offset salary.
But it isn't 'JIT' is it?
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

Perhaps they could set aside lanes of motorways adjacent to car plants for storage of parts - y'know like they're doing for lorries on the M20 and M26

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I can't help but wonder how much electricity is used by people posting pictures of "funny" cats, dogs, kids, etc., on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, etc..

Then there are all the commuters, locked into their smartphones...
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

If car manufacturers can't plan their requirements 1 week in advance they deserve to fail.
Or . Get some decent management who can.

Total non issue.
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

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I can't help but wonder how much electricity is used by people posting pictures of "funny" cats, dogs, kids, etc., on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, etc..

Then there are all the commuters, locked into their smartphones...
Well it will double when smartphones all get wireless charging.

I wonder how much energy is wasted by householders leaving their houses looking like Blackpool illuminations whenever they go out so that burglars think somebody is in? Then there are CCTV and alarm systems that have to be bought and powered on, not to mention those who are too afraid to walk out at night and so take a taxi or the car.

Maybe it would save energy if burglary and violent crime was dealt with more effectively at an early stage?
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

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Well it will double when smartphones all get wireless charging.

I wonder how much energy is wasted by householders leaving their houses looking like Blackpool illuminations whenever they go out so that burglars think somebody is in? Then there are CCTV and alarm systems that have to be bought and powered on, not to mention those who are too afraid to walk out at night and so take a taxi or the car.

Maybe it would save energy if burglary and violent crime was dealt with more effectively at an early stage?
Why will it double with wireless charging? It’s great, use it for mine, just need to get a compatible phone for the wife to be able to use one.
Houses with modern led lights shouldn’t be anything like they would have been with power hungry incandescent bulbs of the past.

Maybe the police should just do their jobs properly and no that doesn’t mean simply phoning through a ‘crime number’ for insurance purposes if you’ve been burgled. Catching the worthless scrotes would be a good start.
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

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Why will it double with wireless charging? It’s great, use it for mine, just need to get a compatible phone for the wife to be able to use one.
Wireless charging is convenient but not very efficient. It is a bit like a transformer except that the windings are a long way apart from each other. It is only accepted because the power involved is quite low.

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Houses with modern led lights shouldn’t be anything like they would have been with power hungry incandescent bulbs of the past.

Maybe the police should just do their jobs properly and no that doesn’t mean simply phoning through a ‘crime number’ for insurance purposes if you’ve been burgled. Catching the worthless scrotes would be a good start.
LED lights are more efficient but they still need power as do CCTV systems. And there are still many thousands of cheapo halogen security lights around, all using 500 Watts apiece!
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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

Magnetic media? What’s that then?
(seriously, I’m struggling to think of any in the house anymore. Might be some old cassettes somewhere plus some really old 8”, 5.25” and 3.5” floppies in a box somewhere!)

It’s scary to think of those 50w halogens, eating up juice like there’s not tomorrow. We’ve not got a single non-led bulb in the place, except for a 60w lead lamp that gets plugged in for loft occasional excursions and even that I’m thinking of popping an led in next time I’m up there.
Shops are truly wasteful, especially the one who, at this time of year, have heaters blasting away above the doors, that must wate colossal amounts.
I’m not going to worry about my little waitress charging pad as I reckon it uses a fraction of what charging my camera batteries use!
Now, if only the sun would make an appearance so I could get warmer for free!
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If car manufacturers can't plan their requirements 1 week in advance they deserve to fail.
Or . Get some decent management who can.

Total non issue.
What, like many posters on this forum?

Reminds me of a George Burns saying 'The problem with this country is that the people that know how to run it are all cutting hair or driving taxis!'

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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

The car manufacturers do plan their requirements down to the last second as to when the specific order is travelling down the assembly line.
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