As demand for cars has started to make its slow climb back up from the huge crash of 2008, suppliers are working fast to create the parts but are falling behind.  Many major car manufacturers such as Ford, Chrysler and Volkswagen have had to ask their employees not to come into the factories for 1 day to a week because of parts shortages.  It is nice to see that people are feeling more confident in their future that purchasing cars is okay, but most factories reduced their work force to a minimum in order to keep the doors open.  Now they are trying to ramp everything back up again to keep their customers, the manufactures, satisfied.  Good news for the future.