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Supply Chain

Nissan, Daihatsu scramble to shield suppliers from Ukraine war, COVID

Staffing help, advance payments on table to keep supply chains humming

Nissan seeks to keep its production uninterrupted by assisting suppliers in production management and procurement. (Photo by Ryotaro Yamada)

TOKYO -- From Nissan Motor to Daihatsu, major Japanese manufacturers are taking various steps to protect their supply chains from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

An outbreak of COVID-19 could disrupt production while procurement has become a challenge for industrial materials reliant on Russia and Ukraine. Protecting suppliers from those risks has become a core part of Japan Inc.'s business continuity plans.

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