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    North American tier ones tackle a troublesome year


     At this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live conference, tier one suppliers discussed the disruption in a year worse than Covid-stricken 2020 and what they were doing to cope with it

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    Wolfspeed ahead for GM’s Ultium Drive supply


    GM has signed supplier agreement with US electronic subcomponents supplier Wolfspeed (formerly Cree) to secure the supply of silicon carbide devices that the carmaker said will enable it to install more efficient propulsion systems for its electric vehicles (EVs). 

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    Microchip shortage threatens finished vehicle carriers, warns ECG


    A lack of supply chain visibility in the midst of the latest disruptions to the automotive sector are putting the finished vehicle transport sector in peril, says the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) 

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    Bolt battery fires add to GM’s production problems


    Following a spate lithium battery fires affecting the Chevrolet Bolt EV, GM has extended the closure of its Orion assembly plant, which joins a number of other lengthy closures in North America because of semiconductor shortages

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    ​Toyota makes further cuts to output because of Covid and chip shortage


    Supply chain disruption as a result of the ongoing global semiconductor shortage continues as the imbalance between chip production and demand is forecast to maintain into 2022.

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    Clarity drives focus in the battery supply chain


    The increasing demand from the automotive industry for lithium battery materials could be the next big disruption unless OEMs adopt better risk and contingency analysis says Rekha Menon-Varma, co-founder and managing partner at Vertaeon

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    Gartner lays out how OEMs can navigate the global chip shortage


    Carmakers need to get better connected with the semiconductor manufacturers supplying them if they are to avoid the sort of disruption they are currently experiencing, including through investment in joint production

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    Semiconductor shortage disrupts production at Ford and Volvo


    The shortage in the supply of semiconductors along with ongoing disruption caused by the Covid pandemic is hitting production at Ford and Volvo in the US and Europe this week

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    GM changes strategy in the scramble for secure battery and chip supply


    GM is looking for supplier partnerships to secure the supply of semiconductors and lithium-ion batteries as the automotive industry battles post-pandemic supply shortages and prepares for its electric future

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    Covid costs Toyota 40% production loss in September


    The spread of Covid-19 in South-East Asia and ongoing semiconductor shortages mean Toyota is having to reduce vehicle output from its global assembly plants by 40% next month

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    Nissan halts Smyrna production because of chip shortage


    Nissan North America will suspend production at its Smyrna plant in Tennessee for two weeks from August 16 because of a shortage of semiconductors supplied from Malaysia

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    GlobalFoundries to double semiconductor capacity in US


    GlobalFoundries is doubling semiconductor production in the US with the expansion of its existing Fab 8 facility in Malta (NY) and the building of a new fab plant alongside it

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    Data key to collaboration in an era of disruption


    Nissan is already out in front when it comes to the digital transformation of the outbound supply chain and improving communication with logistics partners to make the delivery of vehicle more efficient in the face of increasingly frequent disruption

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    Carmakers in North America worst hit by semiconductor shortage


    Joe McCabe, president and CEO, AutoForecast Solutions, told delegates at this week’s FVL North America Live conference that the North American automotive industry has taken the biggest hit globally from the semiconductor shortage, with the crossover segment particularly disrupted

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    GM focuses on increasing vehicle deliveries in North America


    GM is pulling out all the stops to get vehicles delivered to its dealers and customers in the US and Canada in the midst of a semiconductor shortage that is affecting the automotive industry globally. Its all down to teamwork according to Phil Kienle, GM vice-president, North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations

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    Audi cuts production again because of chip shortage


    Audi has confirmed that it will be putting 10,000 of its employees working at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm assembly plants in Germany on reduced hours in June. A shortage in the supply of semiconductors, which is affecting the automotive industry globally, means Audi is having to cut output at the plants.

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    Carmakers meet US secretary of commerce to solve semiconductor shortage


    US secretary of commerce, Gina Raimondo, has met with senior executives in the semiconductor supply chain, including carmakers Ford, GM and Stellantis, to find ways out of current shortage in the supply of the electronic components.

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    Toyota forced to suspend production in Japan in June


    Toyota has been forced to suspend production next month at two plants in Japan because of a shortage of semiconductors.

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    VW Group reports strong Q1 but chip shortage will damage Q2


    In its first quarter results for 2021 VW Group has reported a 21.2% increase in global vehicle deliveries on the same period last year, reaching 2.4m passenger and commercial units.

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    Stronger partnerships will drive a more sustainable car sector


    Overcoming the disruptions caused to the automotive industry over the last 12 months by the Covid pandemic has revealed the importance of long-term partnerships between OEMs, and their parts and logistics suppliers. What is more, at this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe conference, carmakers talked about how important those long-term partnerships are going to be if the industry is to clean up its act and become more sustainable.