The 50-year history of just in time manufacturing comes to an end
The Toyota Motor Corporation is amassing its parts for four months' For Volkswagen, having six plants means that it will become a battery manufacturer. Even, as Henry Ford liked to say, Tesla is trying to secure the materials needed to produce its own motors.
The “just in time” (IT) supply chain is facing its most significant transition in more than 50 years, based on the problems the auto manufacturers had during the influenza pandemic. After the extreme price variations, after freak weather events, the company is now reassessing their overall expectation that they will still be able to get the pieces.
Supply chain and scale are key features of the just-in-time model,” Ashani Gupta, president of Nissan Motor North America Inc. For an unparalleled crisis like Covid, the cost of our current supply paradigm becomes obvious.
In the U.S., Ford Motor Co. claims that the F-150 is the bestselling truck. Version 7 is packed with state-of-of-the-the-the-the-art technological features including a hybrid drive and fully-automated app upgrades.
Since the Covid-19 vaccines have been made available, consumers purchased over 200,000 F-150s in the first quarter of the year. The situation is becoming more strained as time goes by. Due to the closure of all truck plants, manufacturing will most likely be disrupted until at least the middle of May. Is as bad for the government as a loss of $2.5 billion for the government.
COPYRIGHT_WI: Published on https://washingtonindependent.com/50-year-history-of-just-in-time-manufacturing-comes-to-an-end/ by Gordon Dickerson on 2021-05-04T13:56:43.795Z