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News Most of GM’s Assembly Lines are Back on Track, Some are Running...

Most of GM’s Assembly Lines are Back on Track, Some are Running Overtime

Improved semiconductor flow is allowing GM to get back to business

  • GM’s got a handle on the chip supply issue.

  • The Bolt assembly line is still off-line.

  • Inventories should steadily improve in the coming weeks and months.

One of the most egregious problems from the last 12 months has been the global chip shortage. Combined with various other supply chain issues, nearly all automakers have had to idle assembly lines. Over at GM, they’ve recently managed to get back on track as access to semiconductor chips is getting better.

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The demand for new vehicles continues to be strong despite extremely low inventories across the continent. To meet these requirements, GM is running some of the plants with overtime and weekend shifts.

General Motors spokesman Dan Flores said, as reported by GMAuthority, the automaker is “currently seeing a better flow of semiconductors in our supply chain,” with nearly all of its North American plants currently running at regular capacity. A handful of plants are also running weekend overtime shifts, he said. “We have made some weekend overtime scheduling adjustments at several of our plants in November and December,”

The Chevrolet Bolt Will Not Resume Production Before Late January

The Lake Orion Assembly plant which builds the Bolt and Bolt EUV is still offline and is expected to remain this way until the end of January.

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