According to a Feb. 9 statement from GM, its plan is to leverage every available semiconductor to build and ship its most popular and in-demand products, including full-size trucks and SUVs and Corvettes.
GM's supply chain organization is working closely with its supply base to find solutions for suppliers’ semiconductor requirements and to mitigate impacts on GM. Despite mitigation efforts, GM previously announced downtime on all production shifts at Fairfax in Kansas, CAMI in Canada and San Luis Potosi in Mexico.
GM is extending downtime at those plants and will reassess in mid-March. The intent is to make up as much production lost at these plants as possible.
In addition, when there is a shortage of semiconductors that impacts production, in some cases GM intends to build vehicles without certain modules and will complete them as soon as possible. This will help quickly meet strong customer demand as more semiconductors become available.
GM said it will work through this situation, and it does not change the strong underlying performance of the company, its growth agenda or commitment to an all-electric future.