COVID prompts supply chain strategy rethink

The pandemic has exposed underlying weakness in the supply chain, but will the lessons be taken to heart? By Megan Lampinen

Whether it’s a volcanic eruption, civil unrest or a pandemic, crisis situations tend to expose any underlying flaws in the automotive supply chain. The novel coronavirus has performed that service for the industry once again.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has interrupted normal operations across the ecosystem in numerous ways, some of which were completely unexpected. Suppliers are now re-evaluating long-time strategies, and in some cases completely overhauling their approaches amid the fallout of COVID-19….

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