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How An Explosion In Germany Could Disrupt The Global Auto Supply Chain For Months

A little-noticed explosion last month could disrupt the supply chain for global automakers for months, according to Morgan Stanley economist Ted Wieseman. The March 31 explosion at the Evonik factory in western Germany, which tragically killed two, affected half of worldwide supplies for a resin essential to autoparts manufacturers. Wieseman says near-term auto sales are likely to get hit by the event, which he said has knocked the factory off line "potentially for months.
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Stanley M. Bergman: The Global Supply Chain: Our Economy, Security and Health Depends on It

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (2 years ago)

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Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (3 years ago)

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Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (2 hours ago)

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