China’s zero-Covid strategy and draconian lock downs are increasing concern of massive downstream effects for global supply chains, dwarfing previous disruptions. With manufacturing centers like Shanghai in lockdown, most warehouses and plants are closed. Shanghai has heavy concentrations of automotive and electronic suppliers leading Everstream Analytics, a supply chain management firm, to predict U.S and Canadian automotive assembly plants will quickly face delays and disruptions because lockdowns will impact shipping of automotive parts including seats, tires, engines, bodies and brakes.

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