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Nissan to rethink supply chain forecasts after chip crunch

Japanese automaker expects to share more EV parts with alliance partners

Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta speaks to Nikkei Asia in Yokohama on June 2. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama)

YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Nissan Motor is rethinking the forecasts that underpin its "just-in-time" supply chain after being blindsided by a global chip shortage that has hobbled output at a string of global carmakers.

Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta said in an interview that the Japanese carmaker saw no need to stockpile more chips -- putting it at odds with its domestic rival Toyota and some other manufacturers.

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