DaimlerChrysler has announced that they will be cutting 6000 white collar jobs in order to improve operations. Most of the cuts will come from staffing in Germany and will amount to about 20% of the 30,000 person staff. Most of the cuts will come from human resources, finance, and strategic planning. The cuts will be carried out by the end of 2008.
They are streamlining operations to improve quality, bring engineering and "executives" closer together to improve communication. While they are at it they need to also improve communication throughout the supply base and into the factory floor. Funny how things like that work.