GM Sights Chip Shortage for Plant Shutdowns
February 9, 2021
Semiconductor supply remains an issue that is facing the entire industry. GM’s plan is to leverage every available semiconductor to build and ship their most popular and in-demand products, including full-size trucks and SUVs and Corvettes for their customers. GM's supply chain organization is working closely with their supply base to find solutions for their suppliers’ semiconductor requirements and to mitigate impacts on GM.
GM previously announced
downtime on all production shifts at:
CAMI (Canada) and
San Luis Potosi (Mexico).
added, "We are extending
downtime at those plants and will reassess in mid-March. Our intent is to make
up as much production lost at these plants as possible. In addition, when there
is a shortage of semiconductors that impacts production, in some cases we intend
to build vehicles without certain modules and will complete them as soon as
possible. This will help us quickly meet strong customer demand as more
semiconductors become available.