Freight in a halfway house
So if carmakers and suppliers are so cash strapped, how is it that they might require as much or even proportionally more emergency and premium freight than before in some cases? The answer, ironically, might lie somewhere in what carmaker’s are doing to cut cost in the supply chain. Miller noted that because some customers are scaling down on standardised and contracted logistics services to save money, in some cases it has lead to an increased need for ad hoc transport. This trend was also seen to a certain extent in the early days of the downturn in 2008 before the financial market crash brought car production to a near halt.