Automakers are building up stockpiles in anticipation for the increased demand of parts and batteries.
Tesla is trying to lock up access to raw materials.
The hyper-efficient auto supply chain is going through its biggest transformation in more than half a century. The transformation is fueled by the troubles car manufacturers have had during the pandemic.
They are reassessing their basic assumption that they can always get the parts they need when they need them after a series of incidents.
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