Detroit chip shortage has left the city short of cars
July 28, 2022
Photo credit of: (Brian Day/For The Washington Post)
Building, buying, leasing, renting, or selling a car has become a more complex task than it was ever before. Among the various factors nurturing this crisis, the shortage of semiconductors (chips) is still one of the primary obstacles influencing the entire automotive production cycle.
With the heavy concentration of the automotive industry based in the Detroit metropolitan area, The Washington Post came to assess the widespread crisis within the industry.
The unavailability of car customizations, substantial price increases, the excess of time added to dealership dynamics, and all the unfinished new cars sitting in parking lots prove that the disruption within the automotive market has substantial ramifications. The Washington Post talked with Thomas Kowal, Seraph’s President, about the labor complexity that is currently challenging the industry.
Kowal pointed out the difficulty that management and workers are having regarding the instability of materials. The back and forth between material availability leaves production and workers in frustration. The market is still carrying the effects of the pandemic’s struggles, which after two years are still as relevant as they were at the beginning of the semiconductor's shortage.