Write a paper that focus on labor, in addition to five of the six drivers we’ll study in class: facilities, inventory, transportation, sourcing and information technology.

Just last week, the United Auto Workers began a strike against the “Big 3” US automakers. Among the issues are pay and the length of the work week. There have also been statements in the media suggesting that these striking employees should be joined by employees at the suppliers supporting US auto production. It’s likely that there is another issue that should be considered by both sides in this strike. This is the issue of the supply chain impacts, including labor, posed by the changes from producing gas-driven vehicles to electric vehicles. It’s estimated that 30% less labor is required to produce an electric vehicle. However, this may be a matter of job displacement as there will be other jobs created elsewhere in the sector. This semester’s assignment is to identify the differences between the “traditional” automotive supply chain and the electric vehicle supply chain. This will include analyzing impacts to the supply base, labor and facilities. I’ve provided some background references to get you started. A good starting point in structure would be to focus on labor, in addition to five of the six drivers we’ll study in class: facilities, inventory, transportation, sourcing and information technology. 1543290 an hour ago Here are links to sources that NEED to be included in the essay. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2023/09/15/what-does-uaw-stand-for-strike-demands/70862588007/ https://www.cnbc.com/2023/07/31/how-evs-are-upending-the-100-year-old-auto-supply-chain.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2023/04/04/how-electric-vehicles-are-disrupting-automobile-supply-chains/?sh=56752741f330 https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/another-automaker-speaks-out-about-the-dangers-of-an-ev-only-society/ar-AA1gXZfG?ocid=wispr&pc=u477&cvid=2aecc5bdcccd4b508b828f7e5677a769&ei=48 https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-12/charging-into-the-future-the-transition-to-electric-vehicles.htm https://automation.omron.com/en/us/industries/electric-vehicle-manufacturing/ https://www.ge.com/digital/industry/automotive?utm_source=google_g&utm_medium=paid-search&utm_campaign=MFG-IND-MES-Auto-GLOB-Search&utm_content=automotive%20and%20manufacturing_p&utm_adgroup=manufacturing_production&ad=646801137986&placement=&device=c&location=9031602&gad=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt_DH29CtgQMVpCrUAR3JkA8SEAAYAiAAEgKCe_D_BwE https://www.fanucamerica.com/solutions/industries/electric-vehicles https://evreporter.com/automation-is-revolutionising-the-ev-value-chain/ https://www.manufacturing.net/automotive/article/22834140/how-will-automakers-transition-their-workforce-to-favor-evs https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-ev-transition-explained-2658797703 https://www.cleanenergywire.org/factsheets/how-many-car-industry-jobs-are-risk-shift-electric-vehicles