Monday, April 4, 2011

CBS Detroit: Japan Quake Could Change Way Car Companies Deal With Suppliers

Some good reading about new manufacturing and sourcing strategies for carmakers balancing COST and RISK of the supply chain:

The earthquake in Japan has many of the world’s automakers re-thinking their strategy of stretching out their supply base around the world.
“I think there’s going to be is going to a total re-evaluation of the supply chain,” says Jim Gillette, who tracks supplier companies for IHS Automotive. “I think the direction that some of these companies have been going is going to change if not dramatically, at least slightly.”