The devastating earthquake, tsunami, and threat of a nuclear meltdown have resulted in a massive loss of life and shaken Japan's economy and the many manufacturing sectors it supports. From the automotives to electronics the world's third-largest economy produces, companies are preparing to adapt production and supply chains in response to the events.
Below is a selection of insightful articles on the effects of these disasters on global manufacturing and business. Stay tuned to AreaDevelopment.com for continuing coverage on the global economic effects of Japan's crisis.
• NYTimes.com: Disaster in Japan Batters Suppliers
• PCWorld: Quake May Affect Tech Industry for Six Months, Says Analyst
• USA TODAY: Devastation in Japan is likely to affect economies worldwide
• WSJ.com: Prolonged Japan Crisis May Hit India Auto Firms
• Times of India: Supply crunch to hit durables cos
• WSJ.com: Crisis Adds New Risk to Global Recovery
• Logistics Manager: Manufacturers count the cost of supply chain disruption
• China Daily: Electronics market faces shortages
• WSJ.com: Nissan Faces Setback in U.S. Market
• Businessweek: Japan Stock Turmoil Adds Economic Pain Amid Reactor Fires