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Besides the Ford Transit plant closing for the next week up to March 30th, companies that supply parts for the assembly line are closing as well. Here is a link to one of the companies who is laying off workers due to plant closures. Most plants usually have a seat manufacturer that is local so those businesses will close since there is not enough room to store seats that will be going into future built vehicles.


We know that a lot of the parts suppliers for the Transit have a foreign origination so hopefully they will keep shipping parts to the USA rather than stop making parts and delaying the production line once they get back to work.
 

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They cant ship parts if there are no cars to put the parts on. There is literally nowhere to put the parts. Just in time manufacturing literally means that the parts shipments arrive and are sequenced and installed on the vehicles that move down the assembly line. Right from the back of the truck fed into the assembly line system with very minimal buffer/storage space. There is no vast warehouse to go when the parts run out. Conversely there is no vast warehouse to take the parts and store them when the vehicles aren't being manufactured.
 
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