The title of this article is more provocative than literal. Of course you need engineers to build and operate the mills. The only problem is that the engineers need to be woken up. They need to be thrown from their know-it-all pedestals. They need to be brought to the reality that if they don't change their pompous attitudes, they will bring about the destruction of the companies that provide them with their own livelihoods. In the end you should not fire the engineers. The mills need them. But in the new paradigm, they must concede that their job is not to buy and operate the most modern, biggest and fastest machinery but to make a financial return that will ensure the continuation of the business.
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