Fist published: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
In the modern industrialism, trading is a necessity for every country. Export, import, logistics, and supply chain become popular because modern industrialism is not only produce products for one country, but also for another country by trading.
Big scale companies from developed country usually make their products in the underdeveloped and developing countries, then they sale it back in the developed country. Some countries in Asia and Africa are their target to build factories. Theoretically, this strategy gives win-win solution. For underdeveloped and developing countries; they can get income, vocation for their citizen, and development. For developed country, they can get cheap worker and new market.
The fact says that this system have some problem in humanity and sociality. There is gap between the origin country of the company and in the country of the factory. In the developed country, high consumerism is common scenery. On the other hand, poverty still appears in the underdeveloped and developing country.
Big country like China, India, and Indonesia is the target of big companies to get the cheap worker because the supply of labor force is higher than the demand of worker. Some independent survey and interview said labor only paid $1-$2 per day. With that wages, labor still can survive, but they must live in poverty.
This situation is sometimes difficult for companies. If the wages is high, companies perhaps prefer use automation machine to chance worker. As the effect, unemployment in the world will be raise and poverty will be wider.
Is there any solutions? Is it the consequences of modern industrialism?