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VW to idle plant due to parts shortage

1/28/2011 05:08 PM EST
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daleste
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daleste   2/1/2011 3:46:25 AM
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I agree with you for BMW, but maybe not for Mercedes and VW.

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Silicon_Smith   1/31/2011 6:34:30 PM
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Auto industry has a correlation with several of the big OEMs for semiconductor vendors. Plus, it provides some interesting insight into supply chain and inventory management!

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Dave.Dykstra   1/31/2011 6:03:38 PM
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Is the problem "Just in Time" or the more general problem of suppliers being unable to catch up to increased demand? Or some other issue?

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Tunrayo   1/31/2011 9:12:22 AM
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I feel the quality has always been with Germany. I've seen 20-year old BMWs still performing well on the roads - you can hardly say that for a Toyota. Japanese cars just offers a little less quality for a much lower price.

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DrQuine   1/30/2011 2:20:50 PM
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It is ironic that excess demand causes a manufacturing company to close their doors and send workers home. (Just In Time manufacturing carries with it risks associated with upstream manufacturing or transportation glitches.)

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daleste   1/29/2011 8:52:30 PM
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Strange how the view of quality has changed from Japan to Germany. I guess Toyota has had too many issues.

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psommerfeld   1/28/2011 10:04:29 PM
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This is an interesting car story. I'm not sure why it's on EE Times though.

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Kinnar   1/28/2011 6:37:56 PM
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Volkswagen is not only having increasing demand in US and China but it is have the same thing in India as well, German cars are getting preference throughout the world as they are well known for their quality.

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