General Motors production is almost back to normal.

General Motors production is almost back to normal.

20 December 2021 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
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I think we can all agree on the fact that 2021 hasn't been an easy year. Of course, 2020 was a nightmare since it was the year that the whole COVID-19 situation all started out. However, I feel like 2021 was even worse since we started to feel the repercussion of 2020. The automobile industry has been significantly affected by the chip shortage, sick workers, and even more. This led us to a lower than ever before inventory for most manufacturers. Fortunately, things tend to go back to normal for 2022. I mean, I'm going to have to knock on woods for this one, but if everything is going according to the plan, General Motors should be back at its normal production for 2022.


Of course, anything can happen right now, and to be honest with you, I don't have much faith that we're going to go back to normal one day. If you didn't read the newspaper recently, you probably don't know that the Omicron variant is getting stronger every day, which is a bad thing. Hopefully, the automobile industry will recover from that, but there are still several sectors affected by the COVID-19 crisis.


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General Motors is one of the most advanced manufacturers when it comes to technology, and this is a major problem when there's a chip shortage, and you find that chip in pretty much any brand new car. There is always a time of the year where the dealer's lot is quite empty, but I've never seen anything like that before. I mean, when you see only five or six tracks on the lot of the dealer that usually gets 80 to 100 units on its lot, I won't lie; it's pretty terrifying.


All through General Motors is almost back to normal production, the American manufacturer isn't out of trouble yet. You see, the chip shortage is expected to last at least until 2023, which means there are still two tough years ahead of you if you work in the automobile industry. I'm not going to lie; I really talked some manufacturers would fall due to the COVID crisis, but most of them were really creative in their way to get out of this situation, and even though we're not back to normal, some manufacturers are doing pretty good right now.


In my opinion, it would take many years in order to be able to really measure the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Nevertheless, if there's one thing that I will remember is that even though they were in a really bad situation, most manufacturers were there to help people. If you don't remember that, let me remind you that General Motors added a huge impact on the production of medical equipment at the beginning of the crisis, which probably saved a lot of person lives. This was even before the chip shortage situation, end the American manufacturers struggled with other challenges. However, GM took the time and put all its resources to help people, and this is something we have to remember when it's gonna be the time to purchase our new vehicle full stop.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier


Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier