Semiconductor Shortage

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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by DamoSurrey » Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:22 am

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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by Pivot » Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:46 am

Naturally, while we have supply-chain disruption, production of higher margin vehicles will be prioritised.
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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by Conwy GTS » Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:10 pm

Pivot wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:46 am
Naturally, while we have supply-chain disruption, production of higher margin vehicles will be prioritised.
The big problem Porsche have is that although they are a prestige marque and could probably afford to pay more in order to guarantee supply, they are a very small fish in a big pond due to the small quantities that they order in comparison to say, Ford, Nissan, etc.

So as a supplier you will ensure you look after your biggest customer, of which Porsche I would suggest are not.
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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by SAC1 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:58 pm

^^^^ but Porsche are part of one of the biggest car producers VAG.

The problem for car makers is...

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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by pmg » Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:51 pm

Conwy GTS wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:10 pm
Pivot wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:46 am
Naturally, while we have supply-chain disruption, production of higher margin vehicles will be prioritised.
The big problem Porsche have is that although they are a prestige marque and could probably afford to pay more in order to guarantee supply, they are a very small fish in a big pond due to the small quantities that they order in comparison to say, Ford, Nissan, etc.

So as a supplier you will ensure you look after your biggest customer, of which Porsche I would suggest are not.
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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by Macanori » Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:02 pm

Quick udpate - Still on track for start/mid July build with 18 way seats still specced but I understand some people have been told by the dealer to switch to 8-way seats or cancel the order...if this does end up happening, what would you advise? I still really want the car but equally I really want the proper "hugging" seats...it's my first Porsche so I want it to be perfect.

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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by AllanG » Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:49 pm

If you really want the 18-way seats to make it your ‘perfect’ Porsche, then if they can’t supply them, then I’d cancel the order....otherwise you’d always be thinking ‘what if’!!??
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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by SAC1 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:45 pm

The GTS 8-way are great, more bolstered and hug you better than the S 8-way seat.
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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by pmg » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:10 am

I see there is an article in the FT this morning in which Bosch is blaming the auto firms for the semiconductor shortage. Bosch orders the manufacturers have historically delayed purchasing to the last minute to buy for the cheapest supplier in the market at the last minute. In future, Bosch argues they need to place long term contracts for supply in place
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Re: Semiconductor Shortage

Post by Conwy GTS » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:32 pm

pmg wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:10 am
I see there is an article in the FT this morning in which Bosch is blaming the auto firms for the semiconductor shortage. Bosch orders the manufacturers have historically delayed purchasing to the last minute to buy for the cheapest supplier in the market at the last minute. In future, Bosch argues they need to place long term contracts for supply in place
Agreed. The auto industry and most manufacturing industries have operated on the “just in time” system for years, as they don’t like to hold stock in the shelves for more than a few days.
However when parts become crucial to your output (critical path) the system should kick in and purchase earlier and hold stock. Perhaps this is what has happened, but it was all a bit too late?
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