Problems at Honda?
Following the earth quake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year, car manufacturers faced many problems. One I have wrote about previously, namely the fact that supplies of components dried-up after the disaster due to the close-knit just-in-time management systems used. The Economist provided another example from Honda recently. Honda launched their new Civic model in April/May this year. The problem of course was whether or not the company could actually deliver enough cars to meet demand, due to production disruption and supplier problems. Other car manufacturers, particularly US ones, would of course benefit. However, for Honda the short term seems still slightly troublesome