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“Modern cars, especially with the powertrain changes toward electrification, are basically smart devices on wheels and are more semiconductor hungry than ever before,” said Gabriel Werner, vice president and EMEA solutions advisor at Blue Yonder.

Puneet Saxena, global vice president of Global Manufacturing Sector at Blue Yonder, offered a comparatively more optimistic forecast and said the situation may take between three to four months to be resolved. Either of these estimates won’t help logistics and deliveries in the next few months.

“There is short-term frustration for gamers on the road ahead,” Saxena said.