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Coronavirus is a moment of reckoning for global supply chains

The ideal supply chain is resilient—it can continue to meet consumer demand even when it is disrupted by natural disasters or geopolitical spats.

GM’s Newest Tweener Limps Out of the Gate

Your author can’t explain why his neighbor purchased a new Chevrolet Blazer Premier, but he can understand why General Motors felt the need to insert a new crossover between the Equinox and Traverse.

Ford ‘Confident’ It’ll Have the Transfer Cases It Needs

As it woos the UAW with health protocol and assesses suppliers to ensure their readiness when production resumes (whenever that ends up being), Ford Motor Company says a crucial component it needs for

Bad News for Ford: Carolina Twister Makes Direct Hit on Automaker’s Supply Chain

An outbreak of tornadoes through the Gulf states and into the Southeast early last week saw one twister shatter a sprawling BorgWarner assembly plant. Known for building all-important transfer cases

Twister Trashes BorgWarner Plant; Volkswagen Receives Close Call

Powerful tornadoes ripped through the U.S. South and Southeast late Sunday and into the early morning hours of Monday, leaving behind a toll in human lives and property damage that’s still being

Mexican Production Under Threat As China Struggles to Come Back Online

Mexico, the birthplace of many lower-end automotive offerings, could see plants go dark by the end of the month if the global supply chain doesn’t sort itself out. Specifically, that means China, a

Report of Forced Labor Has Automakers on the Defensive

In a report that harkens back to the grim days of World War 2-era Germany, several automakers are accused of benefiting from forced labor. An Australian think tank claims upwards of 80,000 Uighurs, a

Dark, Contagious Clouds Gather Over the Auto Industry

With South Korea, Italy and Iran now reporting growing coronavirus outbreaks, it looks like this is going to be one of these long-haul illnesses that sends everyone to the store to stock on up on milk

Final Piece Falls Into Place at Lucid Motors

First came the renderings, then the concept car, then the money, then the factory, then the braintrust. Now, Lucid Motors has a supplier to power it all. On Monday the Silicon Valley electric vehicle

94% of the Fortune 1000 are seeing coronavirus supply chain disruptions: Report

Almost 94% of the Fortune 1000 have major suppliers in the most heavily affected region of China.

94% of the Fortune 1000 are seeing coronavirus supply chain disruptions: Report

Almost 94% of the Fortune 1000 have major suppliers in the most heavily affected region of China.

Japan Readies Auto Industry for Coronavirus Complications

Yep, we’re still talking about the damned coronavirus. But how could we not, with the situation being obfuscated from all sides as the outbreak just seems to worsen? Both Japan and South Korea have

Bad Omen: Shutdown Extended in China’s Manufacturing Heartland

If you recall our piece from yesterday, automakers like Nissan are counting on Chinese workers to return to their factories on February 21st, thus preventing a widespread parts shortage that could

GM Downplays Virus Threat to Lucrative Truck Lines

We’re not talking about a digital threat here; no, it’s more just one more headache caused by the viral outbreak rampaging through the Chinese manufacturing heartland — the source of so many

This Stings: Coronavirus Comes for the Fiat 500L

Of all the production upsets born of coronavirus-caused supply chain disruptions, the idling of Fiat Chrysler’s Kragujevac, Serbia assembly plant is certainly not near the top. Not for American

Ripples From Virus Outbreak Hit Korean Plants

Automakers — and their accountants — are playing the wait-and-see game as the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow in China, throwing the assembly of crucial vehicle components into disarray. Korean

Virus Doesn’t Bode Well for an Already Ailing Market

Just as airlines around the world cut ties with China, automakers who do business in the coronavirus-hit country are scrambling to deal with the outbreak — delaying production, keeping employees at

Suppliers, Unite: BorgWarner to Buy Delphi Technologies

This new era of electrification has caused many an automaker to eye a competitor’s business, and suppliers are no different. Announced Tuesday, BorgWarner has decided to buy Delphi Technologies,

Report: Battery Shortage Has Mercedes-Benz’s Newest EV Struggling to Clear the Tower

The countdown to Mercedes-Benz EQC production last year was preceded by stories about the model’s anticipated range and uncontroversial styling, but when the time came to get EQCs into the hands of