The microchip shortage has been a problem for many industries, particularly for the automotive industry. Microprocessors are used in all sorts of sensors and other equipment required for the vehicles to operate. That means that some extremely popular and high-volume vehicles, such as the Ford F-150, have been unable to ship to dealers. Ford has now confirmed that it has secured a supply of semiconductor chips.
With the new chip supply secured, Ford is now ready to ship thousands of F-Series pickups that had been previously built and then parked in Michigan, Kentucky, and Missouri. Ford had opted a while back to continue to produce the pickups minus critical components that required the microprocessors.
By continuing to produce the pickups even though they couldn’t be sold, Ford kept its factories open and its employees working. The automaker also ensured that it had a ready-to-go supply of trucks that only