The semiconductor shortage is wreaking havoc on global vehicle production, leading to millions of units of lost production across the world – with North American OEMs particularly hard hit as well. Carmakers and suppliers continue to scramble to limit impacts wherever possible, including prioritising production of key vehicles, ‘de-contenting’ some electronic components from models, building unfinished stock and, of course, temporarily closing factories.
But in this session, executives from Nissan North America, electronics supplier Johnson Electric and semiconductor association SEMI Americas discuss the longer-term strategies and partnerships that will be required to make the automotive semiconductor supply chain more stable and secure – including carmakers getting closer to chip design and suppliers. The panel also discusses how joined up data, visibility and IT platforms might also help OEMs and electronics suppliers to better monitor, manage and anticipate supply chains, including for semiconductors.
Chris Styles, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Nissan North America
David Anderson, President, SEMI Americas
Raman Mehta, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice-President, Johnson Electric
Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Logistics and Ultima Media
This session was held on Wednesday October 6 during the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live 2021 conference