The automotive industry is a low margin and concentrated industry with few players. It is a complex business.
Unlike other industries with low margins, the automotive industry has not yet developed supply chain resiliency to weather fluctuations in demand. Over the last decade plus—while other low margin industries have refined processes and technologies to improve profitability and manage cycles and complexity—the automotive industry remains stuck in backwards thinking and old paradigms. This is especially true of the North American automotive companies.