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Automotive supply chains are struggling to keep pace with a surge of sales and new car models this year leading large automakers such as Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) and Nissan Motor Co.  to brace themselves for the worst.

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Monday, 17 June 2013 09:29

Could automotive supply chain snap?

Detroit SCM

Smaller number of suppliers with fewer facilities struggling to handle auto rebound. 

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FordProdLine2A lot of freight gets generated by the automotive industry in the U.S., in terms of supporting vehicle assembly plants as well as delivering the finished products to dealerships across the country just to name two of them.

So when automotive OEMs and their suppliers list “transportation legislation” and “supply chain concerns” as two of their biggest worries heading into 2013, it gives trucking companies an opportunity to sit at a table they typically don’t get invited to.

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The Automotive, Aerospace and (to a lesser extent) Defense industries are undergoing massive globalization.

They are in various stages of transformation from a regional/local model to a global model in which the buying, making, moving, and selling activities could happen anywhere in the world. To thrive in today’s globalized environment, AA&D companies are reexamining their supply chain processes and their supporting technology.

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I found this post over at Supply Chain Matters (Bob Ferrari's excellent supply chain blog). The post marks the one year anniversary of the quake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. Bob's post is based on a Wall Street Journal article that cites some of the steps that Toyota and Nissan are implementing to avoid the losses they recently experienced should a similar disaster happen in the future.

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