Motor Vehicle Supply Chain: Effects of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 16 pages
The March 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan. The resulting destruction of several nuclear reactors in the region cut off electricity for homes and industry. Manufacturing facilities which are integral to the global motor vehicle supply chain were also affected. Some of these factories that were forced to close provided parts and chemicals not easily available elsewhere. Contents of this report: Intro.; Overview of the Motor Vehicle Industry; The U.S. Motor Vehicle Supply Chain; High Tech. Components Change Manufacturing Dynamics; Events in Japan Affect U.S. Motor Vehicle Manufacturing and Retailing; What is the Near-Term Impact in the U.S.? Ill. A print on demand report.
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