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COVID-19: Supply chains key for automotive manufacturers

May 8, 2020


Vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 and 2 component manufacturers should avoid severing relationships with businesses further down their supply chains and look for ways to support them on the way to recovery. Doing so could give them a competitive advantage as the pandemic starts to subside.

As OEMs in Europe prepare to re-start production, those with access to suppliers that are ready to ship will have the upper hand. With parts starting to flow from China again and Tier 1 and 2 component manufacturers gearing up too, concerns are growing that some smaller suppliers may not be able to mobilise without significant support.

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