Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing municipality on April 20, 2012. Photo: Reuters
Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing municipality on April 20, 2012. Photo: Reuters
Autos

How did the world’s carmakers run out of chips? It took a year of bad planning, broken supply chain and ‘just-in-time’ gone awry

  • Chip makers say car companies’ preference for low inventories hurt their planning
  • Auto and part manufacturers say the supply chain is thrown into disarray as semiconductor makers drag their feet

Topic |   Autos
Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing municipality on April 20, 2012. Photo: Reuters
Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing municipality on April 20, 2012. Photo: Reuters
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