“Continental automotive Hungary”, Gábor Túry (IWE CERS, Hungary)

The disruption of supply chains took place not only during the pandemic, but it is still present and causes a large-scale problem. Shortage of electronic chips (from Asia) is the main problem, but the transportation of plastic parts is also a ‘challenge’. This is because most of the products consist a lot of components, so if a delivery does not arrive, the given production line will stop/be suspended. There is a product that consists of 3 thousand parts, so the supplier system is quite fragile. This has serious financial consequences, because the stock or deliveries come in the Just In Time (JIT) system only the day before, so if there are no parts the workers have to stop , they are not working but they are getting paid the same way.

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