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by Bernard on Fri Nov 27th, 2020 at 06:26:52 PM EST
Yes, we are trying to reduce France's isolation, post Brexit.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 27th, 2020 at 07:23:41 PM EST
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It will take ~24 hours instead of ~12 hours.  Which doesn't really matter.  For logistic purposes transition time isn't as critical as predictable transition time for Just In Time Deliveries.  It doesn't cost the buyer any extra to have two - or three or twelve for that matter - deliveries in route instead of one.  As long as the stuff arrives in time, it's cool.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Nov 28th, 2020 at 03:55:00 AM EST
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Exactly. Predictability is what you want in business, there are plenty of examples:

  • Anti-discrimination policies are fine with big corporations, as long as the rules are applied uniformly and fairly.
  • Project schedule and financial projections are acceptable if they tell a bad story, as long as the story is accurate.
  • Shipping time for many items (not fresh fruits and vegetables) is not important, as long as they get there when promised.
  • Delivering something early does not get you a reward, because it doesn't fit into the scheme of things: Where am I supposed to store that truckload of parts between now and when I need them???
by asdf on Sat Nov 28th, 2020 at 06:32:50 PM EST
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