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Friday, 05 February 2021 19:21

GM to Idle 3 Plants in North America Due to Semiconductor Shortage

Written by Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free Press
GM employees work on the assembly line April 26, 2019, at Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant in Kansas City, KS. GM employees work on the assembly line April 26, 2019, at Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant in Kansas City, KS. Jim Barcus for GM

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...the shortage. That affects about 3,900 hourly workers building the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair.

 

Stellantis planned to shutter plants in Mexico and Canada, building the Jeep Compass and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, through the end of January.  A Stellantis spokeswoman said Wednesday that its North American facilities are running in February and the automaker continues to work closely with its global supply chain network to monitor the industry-wide issue.

 

Automakers globally that have been impacted by the chip shortage and have cut production include Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Subaru and Nissan

 

GM's Global Purchasing and Supply chain organization has managed to fend off plant disruptions until now in part due to getting a jump start on the problem, a source familiar with the matter said, but declined to be named because he is not authorized to share information with the media.

 

The group also has a lot of experience from setting up ventilator manufacturing in a matter of days last spring and managing GM through the 2010 tsunami in Japan.

 

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