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Automotive supply chain troubles — Transmission

Where are automakers hurting most?

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It feels like every aspect of supply chains is strained, and the auto industry is not exempt. 

On this episode of Transmission, Grace Sharkey and Sebastian Blanco dig in to where automakers are having difficulties, from semiconductors to labor. 

The double whammy of COVID and a chip shortage aren’t the only problems affecting the supply chain. AIT’s Alan Votaw stops by to talk about what he’s hearing from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers about the state of the industry, including the upcoming challenges facing companies building electric vehicles since getting battery components might be difficult in the near future.

You can find more Transmission episodes and recaps for all our live podcasts here.

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.