The Indian Automotive Supply Chain: Impact due to COVID-19 and Strategies to Re-Emerge
Sunantha M

Sunantha M, Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchchirapalli, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on February 17, 2021. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2021. | PP: 183-185 | Volume-10 Issue-4, February 2021 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.D85540210421| DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D8554.0210421
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Abstract: The Indian automotive industry has suffered heavily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper dwells deep into the various impacts due to the COVID-19 lockdown and how the industries have responded to the crisis. Data on the impacts and responses of various automotive industries were collected by reading a lot of articles and news reports on the same and also through Google forms and telephonic interviews with industrialists. For the purpose of study, the timeline of COVID-19 in India has been split into four phases and each phase has been individually analysed. Strategies to re-emerge from this crisis has been formulated based on the lessons from the past combined with the lessons learnt from this Covid-19 pandemic. The various impacts and responses of companies during different phases of the lockdown has been consolidated in this paper. This pandemic has also opened the industry’s eyes to various shortcomings in its supply chain. Strategies to re-emerge from the crisis has also been discussed in the paper.
Keywords: The various Impacts and Responses of Companies During Different Phases of the Lockdown has been Consolidated in this paper.