Western Digital Thailand plant: acquisition helped shave production costs (photo, right)

Started: June 2001

Moves: cut 3,400 jobs, closed five facilities

Results: Saving $70 million in yearly operating costs, expects $125 million gain in yearly operating profit this year, $160 million next year

Unresolved issues: More closures due, customer acceptance of new services

Started: June 2001

Moves: cut 700 jobs, closed facilities, replaced

chief executive, managers

Results: Pro forma earnings near break even

Unresolved issues: finding permanent chief executive

Started: March 2001

Moves: cut 1,700 jobs, sold off plants, businesses

Results: $136 million reduction in yearly operating expenses

Unresolved issues: Mindspeed spinoff, profitability

Started: March 2002

Moves: cut 470 jobs, closed four plants, moved jobs to OC

Results: saved $3...

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