Exploring the Automotive Chip Shortage Supply Chain!

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 an Automotive Supply Chain problem to me.

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