Exploring the Automotive Chip Shortage Supply Chain!

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I was in the market for a new vehicle recently. As I went from dealership to dealership researching potential vehicles that I would buy, I became aware of some very unusual circumstances, precipitated by an automotive chip shortage environment.

First, most of the dealer lots were relatively empty. There were some vehicles on the lots, but not many. Second, everyone I talked to said the same thing. The lots were empty, vehicles were on backorder with no ability to make a commitment on delivery, and shortages of computer chips for the vehicles was a major problem constraining supply.

All that could prove to be a big obstacle in getting the vehicle I wanted, with whatever features I would pick. This sounded like a Supply Chain problem to me.

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Transporting Cars !

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The auto transport industry provides a very important service in transporting cars. For example, if you live in Alberta and need your vehicle sent to a family member or new home in Quebec, a car transport company will handle this for you.

This means you do not have to drive for days, potentially during inclement weather or experiencing a break-down along the way. Instead, you can let the transport company handle the details and securely get your car or your company car from point A to point B.

So, how do you find one of these companies to provide this service for you? How do these services work and what should you expect? Steelesgroup.com provides some insights for us, below.

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4 Industries Affected by the Global Chip Shortage!

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The global chip shortage crisis started in the second quarter of 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdowns around the world, and it continues to be an ongoing problem.

During 2020, the demand for semiconductor chips, which are also known as integrated circuits, exceeded supply. The shortage affected a whopping 169 industries.

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How Risk Management Software is Transforming 3 Industries!

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In today’s world, supply chains are more important than ever. They’re a key part of any business’s operations, but they can also be one of the most vulnerable areas.

From a business perspective, it’s no longer enough to simply produce and distribute your products. You also have to make sure they get to their intended destination on time, in good condition, and ready to be sold.

That means managing employees, vendors, customers, and more on one platform. And if you’re not doing that well enough, you’ll lose money fast. In fact, 89% of businesses encountered a supplier risk event in the last five years. But not all companies are prepared for this level of risk and complexity. That’s where supply chain risk management software comes in.

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How to Buy a Good Used Freightliner Truck with a VIN Decoder!

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Founded in 1911, Freightliner Trucks is an American automotive company owned by Daimler AG. The body number of these vehicles is the same as that of passenger cars. As a result, the vehicle’s detailed parameters can also be verified.

With Freightliner, you can access valuable information about the car you’re thinking of buying with VIN encryption. Where can you find the Freightliner VIN and how do you decode it?

We will tell you how to do a Freightliner VIN lookup in the following article.

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The New Car Bait and Switch! A True Story!

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The “Check Engine” light appeared on my vehicle recently. As the vehicle was over 11 years old and showing increasingly serious signs of breaking down, a trip to the mechanic confirmed that it would cost more to fix the vehicle then it was worth. So my wife and I decided we needed to get a new car.

We quickly researched vehicles and narrowed down the model and brand that we were interested in. After a visit to the local dealership, a test drive and some negotiating we bought a new car.

Within 24 hours of getting our new car our happiness turned to bitterness. The car they gave us was not the vehicle we had bought.

It seemed like we were the victims of a car dealership bait and switch!

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The Best States to Buy a Car In!

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Your choice of where you choose to buy a car from can make a massive difference in how much you pay.

Learn more about the differences in car buying between states, and which state is best to buy a car in.

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Tesla or Maybach: Which Status Symbol is Worth the Investment?

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Do you want to feel like a celebrity? Drive around in one of the most luxurious cars on the market. If that’s your goal, then you have two options: Tesla or Maybach. Both cars are considered status symbols, but they come with a different price tag.

So, which one is worth the investment?

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