The company Ford is temporarily slashing the number of shifts at two factories that construct their top-selling F-Series trucks due to a semiconductor chip shortage. This shortage has majorly affected the auto industry over recent weeks.
The Dearborn Truck Plant will transition from three to one shift in a day, The Kansas City Assembly plant from three to two shifts in a given week. This is set to begin on February 8th.
“We are working closely with suppliers to address potential production constraints tied to the global semiconductor shortage and working to prioritize key vehicle lines for production, making the most of our semiconductor allocation,” the automaker said in a statement on the production cuts.
Ford has not yet announced their projected loss in vehicle production during this period, but they were already dealing with tight inventories of the recently redesigned F-150. It recently cut down output at several facilities.
Many other automakers have also been affected by this global chip shortage.