Chrysler to idle three plants ahead of schedule following supply chain disruptionsThe U.S. automaking industry has worked through the supply chain disruptions emanating from Japan, shifting its suppliers when needed. This week, Chrysler said it is moving its normal summer factory shutdowns ahead of schedule as it grapples with parts shortages.

According to Chrysler, it will move the summer shutdowns at three of its manufacturing facilities from their planned July closings to June. The move comes in response to the unexpected disruptions the Big Three automaker has had to adjust to in the aftermath of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, causing significant damage to the country's infrastructure.

The New York Times reports that Chrysler will idle its pickup truck plant in Warren, Michigan, along with its Toledo, Ohio, North assembly plant during the weeks of June 20 and 27. The company had already planned to close the plants during the weeks of July 11 and 18, according to the news service. An additional Toledo facility will shutter its doors the week of June 20 - earlier than the July 11 planned closing.

Chrysler said its other manufacturing facilities will undergo normal summer shutdowns in July and August.
Share To:

Strategic Sourceror

Post A Comment:

0 comments so far,add yours