Jaguar Land Rover Has Problems Supplying Parts
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is experiencing difficulties at its manufacturing plants due to a global parts shortage. This parts shortage is disrupting the supply of essential parts for around 10 thousand vehicles in the UK.
Andrew Woolliscroft, JLR's UK customer service director, said the problem started with new parts facilities. Woolliscroft described this situation as “unacceptable” and said it had “almost brought the operation of the workshops to a halt”.
Automaker JLR aims to be carbon neutral by 2039. While we are restructuring the supply chain for this purpose, there are delays in the distribution of parts. This affects models such as Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery.
JLR stated that it is working in cooperation with its distributor partner Unipart to solve the problem and plans to return to normal as soon as possible. However, currently workshops are struggling to operate without the necessary parts. The situation is expected to improve within six weeks, but it is not known whether similar problems are experienced in other countries.
Parts Shortage Hits Auto Industry
Supply and parts shortages have been one of the auto industry's biggest problems in the last two years. Automobile manufacturers were forced to reduce production quantities or sell vehicles with missing parts due to missing and unsupplied parts. Toyota, for example, even delivered spare keyless vehicles.
One of the biggest reasons for the parts shortage has been the shortage of semiconductor chips. Semiconductor chips are vital for electronic systems in automobiles. However, the increase in demand and disruptions in the supply chain due to the pandemic negatively affected the production and distribution of semiconductor chips.
While the parts shortage increased costs for automakers, it also extended delivery times for customers. While this situation made it difficult for the automobile industry to recover, it also changed the competitive environment.