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Looking at the shipping side of things — Transmission

How chip shortages could affect car availability next year

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With more than 35 years of supply chain experience, AIT’s Rich Grant is well suited to explain the shipping snafus happening around the world.

Grant, the station manager for AIT Detroit, joins hosts Sebastian Blanco and Grace Sharkey on this episode of Transmission to talk about global challenges in the automotive industry, including how the chip shortage could affect the changeover from the 2021 to 2022 model years.

He points out that the chip shortage is not unique to the auto industry but extends to electronics and what that means for cyclical trends of production and consumption.

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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.