Yamaha calls for uninterrupted supply chain
Yamaha Motor India has called for a resilient supply chain system locally which will cater to the requirements of all original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
“This would require some investment, proper training and upskilling but would be beneficial to a greater extent for the entire industry,” Ravinder Singh, senior vice-president, Yamaha Motor India, told The Telegraph.
Underlining the importance of an uninterrupted supply of parts from suppliers in order to sustain a seamless operation, Singh said: “Initially, when we were planning to resume our manufacturing operations in May, we came across several challenges. Availability of manpower for in-house manufacturing was one of the biggest challenges. Resuming operations of the suppliers was another challenge as many were caught in containment zones that led to a whole new difficulty in ensuring a smooth supply chain.”
The company registered sales of 11,613 units in May and 29,539 units in June, which prompted the company to revise its annual domestic sales target to 5 lakh units for 2020 from 6.5 lakh units it had targeted in January 2020. In 2019, it had sold 6,24,000 units.