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Broken Links: Canada jockeys for opportunities as auto supply chains diversify

Supply chains deliver everything from food and household goods to the raw materials for factories, but until COVID-19 few of us realized how fragile they are.

In this six-part series, The Logic examines the weaknesses in Canada’s supply chains, the solutions some companies are trying to apply, and how a shift from “just in time” to “just in case” thinking brings challenges of its own.

The drive to fix the automotive industry’s supply chain could be a boon for Canadian suppliers—but it won’t be easy. The push for zero-emission electric vehicles means automakers will have to source new kinds of parts at a rate never before seen. At the same time, they have to fix the vast automotive supply chain broken by a global pandemic that exposed just how vulnerable it is to events beyond their control. 

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