HOTTER ON METALS: Auto supply chain gets harsh wake-up call from Covid-19

By IM Staff
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...

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