The Chip Shortage and The Five Stages of Auto Industry Supplier Grief

A shortage of computer chips is stopping auto assembly worldwide. It isn’t a new phenomenon.

A global shortage of integrated circuits is hobbling auto production just as the industry is poised to rebound from a Covid caused sales slump that’s the worst seen since the 2008 recession. But the root cause isn’t a shortage of silicon.

In each episode of End of the Line, manufacturing veteran Jim Anderton expresses his compelling and unique opinions about the state of the manufacturing sector. He shares his thoughts and insights to help engineering and manufacturing professionals navigate through the challenges of world events, the blending old with new technologies, evolving processes, gaps in skilled labour, in an effort to help maximize productivity of their daily operations.

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James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.