Rocked By Pandemic, Global Supply Chains Reboot

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Ten million parts went into the 30,000 suitcase-sized ventilators that General Motors GM , in partnership with Ventec Life Systems, delivered to the national stockpile earlier this year. Thousands of employees at 90 companies helped make the parts. Workers in early April prepare to build ventilators at a General Motors plant in Kokomo, Indiana, ... [+] where GM and Ventec Life Systems partnered to produce VOCSN critical care ventilators in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo by AJ Mast for General Motors From the moment in mid-March that GM and Ventec first discussed their alliance to ramp up production of Ventec's VOCSN critical care ventilators, the project moved quickly, as the severity of the coronavirus – and of more...