Concerns Raised on Japanese Supply – Issue 59

Supply-chain distributions grow concerns

Concerns Raised on Japanese Supply

The events in Japan have raised several concerns over supply-chain productions, according to both the New York Times and CNBC. While overall global impact on production is not assumed to be high, CNBC’s Gillian Tett says the largest threat comes from any factory part of a supply chains like Chevrolet which waits on transmissions. These factories may provide just one piece for productions that sometimes spread across multiple countries. Companies like Texas Instruments don’t expect to pick up production until July, and Toshiba has closed entire production lines. Tett says Japan plays the largest part in electronics and auto manufacturing; Japan produces 30% of flash memory and 15% of D-Ram memory worldwide.

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  1. Yay! Always fun to see my name in print.


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