HOTTER ON METALS: Auto supply chain gets harsh wake-up call from Covid-19
Published: Thursday, 07 May 2020
If ever there was a masterclass in the need to disaster-proof a supply chain, then the Covid-19 pandemic has provided a harsh reminder to the automotive sector that it’s failing.
By Andrea Hotter
It’s a wake-up call for the industry, which,
after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in March 2011,
had vowed to end its "just in time" production philosophy and
diversify its supply chain in order to limit a repeat
performance of the costly global disruption the...