Global MFG - Sep 20, 2019
As GM Strike Stretches On, Supply Chain Starts to SufferBen Foldy | Wall Street Journal
As GM Strike Stretches On, Supply Chain Starts to Suffer
By stopping all production at GM’s U.S. plants, the strike is also beginning to affect the web of manufacturers that produce parts that go into the company’s cars.
The companies most affected so far are those that operate on a “just-in-time” basis, delivering difficult-to-ship parts like seats and door panels to GM’s assembly plants from factories located nearby, said Michael Robinet, executive director of automotive advisory services at IHS Markit.