This is indeed a sad state of affairs. Kitchen blenders are relatively simple to manufacture. Until the late 1980s Kenwood made its iconic blenders in the UK, before moving its operations to China. But why don’t we still make them? The production processes involved – tool setting, machine minding, assembly, testing and packing – can mostly be learned by a workforce in a couple of days.
You don’t need much management experience to run these kinds of operations; to order the right components, ensure the correct specification and quality standards, to keep waste to a minimum, and to make sure that costs are kept under control.