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PA’s Tim Lawrence on Brexit and its potential effect on the automotive industry

Reporter Sanchia Berg interviewed PA Consulting’s head of manufacturing Tim Lawrence on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme talking about the effect a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could have on the supply chain in British industry.

Tim says: “In the short term, there are big concerns about significant disruption at the border, which could lead to long delays, and potentially millions of pounds of extra inventory needed to be carried by the automotive manufacturers.”

Tim continues: “[Automotive manufacturers] are all planning for what could be the worst-case scenario in terms of a hard Brexit, which would mean they could not run their ‘just-in-time’ supply chains like they do today. There is a big concern there from all of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) automotive manufacturers.”

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