China’s zero tolerance approach to Covid has idled Toyota Motor Corp. and Volkswagen AG factories — a troubling sign for global carmakers as the omicron variant begins to spread in the world’s biggest auto production hub.
Distributors and third-party logistics providers are faced with competitive pressures due to higher customer expectations, higher costs and lack of available people, transportation and space resources. But how do supply chain leaders eliminate these challenges?
The global shortage of microchips has had a devastating impact on multiple industries, not least automotive manufacturers, who are expected to have lost some $210 billion in 2021 because they couldn’t get enough chips to drive the systems in their vehicles. But how did we get to this state of affairs?
Most transportation today relies on hydrocarbon fuel sources. And despite dreams of a green energy revolution, that’s not likely to change in the near future, according to one of America's foremost experts on Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. Supreme Court may have rejected a federal rule mandating COVID-19 vaccinations or testing, but businesses threatened by omicron’s spread might be forced to implement one anyway to protect the workers they have and keep factories open.
The latest supply-chain news, analysis, trends and tools for executives in the automotive industry — which consists of companies that produce automobiles, utility vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and heavy trucks. Learn how automotive companies and their suppliers around the world are managing the flow of products across all channels of the enterprise. Experts sound off on forecasting and demand planning, supply-chain visibility, logistics outsourcing, inventory optimization, transportation management, warehouse management, supply-chain security, corporate social responsibility and more.
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