That's true but I'm seeing they're not getting it done on time. Now maybe they're overloaded. That could be the case, but here are 2 recent examples.
I was brought into a plant because they needed lines badly. They contacted me in desperate need of parts in 4 weeks. Nobody else would do it. It took 3 weeks for them to call me into the plant and needed 28 lines built in 10 days. 2 of the lines that included flexible hose, crimps, machined parts and braze. In the meeting the lead engineer said he didn't even have the concept done for those 2 lines.
WTF, they need parts but don't know what they need. Build date was soon them so they were in panic mode. I made out very well on that one.
The other is a clusterfuck caused by using components that have no business being on the assembly. Just like I told them in the beginning, this will cause quality issues. And the poor fucker left holding the bag a a major project with serious quality issues, I just found out he's an intern.
Shits out of control in the EV world.
I'm just riding it out hoping to make a buck.
Honestly none of that would be uncommon in other industries.
That's just American corporate culture these days. Everything is run by spreadsheet, per a schedule that's rarely if ever met. Every project enters a phase of blame and panic as the next unrealistic deadline approaches.
I don't have a fix for this except:
Cover your ass and make hay while the sun is shining. There is no adult at the helm